Contact the JB Helpline

If you are under age 18 and want to get an abortion, but you cannot or do not want to tell your parents, contact the Repro Legal Helpline. We can help.

Currently, 36 states have parental involvement laws that require young people to tell a parent, get permission from a parent, or both before they can have an abortion. You can check out our judicial bypass wiki for information about the law in your state.

But there are other options if you can’t or don’t want to involve your parents, or if your parents refuse to support your decision. You can get an order from a judge that lets you get an abortion without telling your parents. This process is called judicial bypass.

You can contact our Repro Legal Helpline for information about the judicial bypass process and for referrals to state based groups that help with judicial bypass, or to get support from our attorneys and advocates. The helpline is a free resource and our advocates keep what you share with us private.

To reach the helpline at any time, call 844-868-2812 or message us through our secure online form.

If you call the helpline, please leave a voicemail with:

  1.  Your first and last name (we need this information to maintain your privacy, this information will never be shared with anyone without your permission)

  2.  The state you live in

  3.  Your question or what information you are looking for

  4.  Your phone number If it is ok to leave you a voicemail

  5.  If you need us to call from a blocked number (meaning our phone number will not show up in your call history or on your caller ID)

  6. When is a good time to reach you morning, afternoon, evening

We know it is not always easy to make or receive phone calls – especially if you are Deaf, have hearing loss, or just prefer not to talk on the phone. When you fill out our form, just let us know you would like us to respond with an email or phone call. If you prefer, we can call you back from a blocked number.

We check these messages Monday-Friday from 9am – 8pm ET and respond within 2 business days.