You do not have to have your parent’s permission to come to the Options Clinic. However, in order to get an abortion in Texas, state law requires that the parent or legal guardian provide written permission for unmarried teens under the age of 18. There are a few exceptions:

  1. A teen can go before a judge to receive permission.
  2. Teens who are legally emancipated do not need permission.
  3. Permission can be granted in the case of a medical emergency.