Information For Girls Under 18
Florida law says that girls under the age of 18 must notify one parent before having an abortion. The law does recognize that there may be good reason why some girls cannot notify a parent. A provision was written into the law that allows girls who cannot inform a parent to get a court waiver from this requirement. The ACLU of Florida created the PATH Project to help.
The PATH Project helps teens under the age of 18 navigate the courts so that they can make decisions about their own reproductive health care. The PATH Project can provide lawyers to help girls through the court process. There is no charge for the lawyer. The court procedure is free and confidential.
To learn more about Florida’s parental notification law and the PATH Project call the toll-free helpline (877) FLA-PATH (352-7284)