Louisiana Judicial Bypass Project
The Louisiana Judicial Bypass Project
The Louisiana Judicial Bypass Project is supported by Lift Louisiana, law students from Tulane University Law School’s chapter of If/When/How, and local attorneys who are passionate about defending women’s rights to obtain the reproductive health services they need.
Under Louisiana Law, if you are pregnant and under the age of 18, you cannot obtain an abortion without the permission of a parent or legal guardian. If your circumstances prohibit you from obtaining this consent, you may still be able to receive abortion services by going through the judicial bypass process. A judicial bypass means that a judge grants permission for you to receive abortion services. The judge’s permission takes the place of your parent or guardian’s permission.
The The Louisiana Judicial Bypass Project provides information and legal assistance related to this process in Louisiana.