Although first trimester abortion is legal throughout the US, a
number of US states have placed restrictions on minors' access to
abortion care. Many states have enacted "parental notification" or
"parental consent" laws. These restrictions are not related to
specific abortion procedures and apply to both medication abortion and
aspiration abortion methods.
The Center for Reproductive Rights provides up-to-date
information about state and federal
legislation affecting reproductive rights.
Ipas, the National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce, and SisterSong have also launched
Mapping Our Rights, an
interactive website dedicated to sexual and reproductive laws and policies in the US.