In Maine, for a teen to consent to an abortion she has to do one of the following:

1. Provide the doctor performing the abortion with her informed written consent and the written consent of a parent or another adult family member (aunt, grandmother, etc.)

2. Provide the doctor performing the abortion with her informed written consent and have abortion counseling. The counseling can be provided by a doctor or an approved counselor, who may be a psychiatrist, a psychologist, a social worker, an ordained clergy member, a physician assistant, a nurse practitioner, a guidance counselor, a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse.

3. Provide the doctor performing the abortion with her informed written consent and the written consent of a judge.

If you want more information about Maine Family Planning abortion care services, call 207-626-3423 or visit our abortion services website.

 

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