Now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned, Vogue published an update on how to navigate abortion restrictions as a teenager.

By Lauren Rankin, Teen Vogue

On Friday, June 24, the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, ending the constitutional right to an abortion and creating chaos across the country as trigger bans began going into effect in some states, while other states hostile to abortion moved to ban it. For pregnant people in the seven current states that have near total abortion bans in effect, it’s a stressful and confusing situation. For pregnant youth, that stress and confusion is compounded by a system designed to make accessing an abortion even more difficult for them.

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If you are pregnant, under 18, and seeking abortion care, it can be hard to know where to turn, and to know what’s legal and what’s not.

“It’s important to state that it is legal to seek information [about abortion care],” said Rosann Mariappuram, Executive Director of Jane’s Due Process, which helps minors in Texas access abortion care through judicial bypass. “People are really scared that they’re not even allowed to ask questions [and they feel like] it’s like a risk for them to reach out.”

While Roe v. Wade has been overturned and some states have banned abortion, abortion is still legal in most states. It is legal for minors to seek information about abortion care, and it is legal for you to travel to another state to have an abortion. Some states may criminalize providing abortion, but having an abortion does not inherently make you a criminal. This article can help you navigate how to get an abortion as a minor in a post-Roe world.

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