Does a woman need her husband's consent to have a medication abortion in the US?

Women in the US are not required to obtain permission from a husband or partner in order to obtain abortion care.  A married woman can obtain either a medication abortion or an aspiration abortion without their husband's consent.


If you have questions about medication abortion, please visit our page on frequently asked questions.

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Last updated: September 2009