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The following states require parental permission to perform a teen abortion.

Alaska (under age 17)
Arizona
Colorado
Florida
Idaho
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine (can be parent or adult family member)
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Mississippi
Missouri
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina (under age 17)
Tennessee
Wisconsin (can be parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or sibling over the age of 25)

The following states do not require parental permission to perform a teen abortion.

Alabama
Alaska (over age 17)
California
District of Columbia
Hawaii
Illinois
Montana
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
Oklahoma
Oregon
South Carolina (over age 17)
Vermont
Washington

The following states require that the teen tell her parents; but she does not need to obtain permission.

Arkansas (both parents must be told 48 hours before)
Delaware (if under 16 - one parent, one grandparent or a mental health professional must be told 24 hours before)
Georgia (one parent must be told 24 hours before)
Iowa (telling one parent or grandparent 48 hours before)
Minnesota (both parents must be told 48 hours before)
Nebraska (one parent must be told 48 hours before)
North Dakota (both parents must be told before)
Ohio (one parent must be told 24 hours before)
South Dakota (one parent must be told 48 hours before)
Texas (one parent must be told 48 hours before)
Utah (one parent must be told before)
Virginia (one parent must be told 24 hours before)
West Virginia (one parent must be told 24 hours before)
Wyoming (one parent must be told 48 hours before)

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