Colorado law requires that if you are under 18 years old, you must notify your parents of your intent to have an abortion, unless you are emancipated (living apart from your parents and supporting yourself).
Three options are available to you:
- You may notify a parent yourself: Your parent must certify in writing that they have received notice. A printable certification form is available for your use if your parent is not coming to your appointment with you.
- We can notify your parent for you by certified mail
- You may ask a judge to excuse you from this requirement (Judicial Bypass)
We encourage all abortion patients to seek out sources of support. For teens facing an unexpected pregnancy, parental support, if possible, is particularly important. If parental support is not possible, Women’s Health is prepared to help.
Additional information and resources are available to assist you.
Go to parental notification for more information.