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Kate Coleman-Minahan, PhD, RN, FNP-BC

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Research shows teens seeking judicial bypass for abortion demonstrate thoughtful decision making

Teens consider a wide range of factors in choosing abortion, actively seek social support, and correctly predict negative reactions of others

AUSTIN, Texas—(January 16, 2020) New research shows that pregnant teens who seek a judicial bypass for parental consent for abortion demonstrate reason and thoughtful decision-making and involve others, all while managing abortion stigma. This study, based on in-depth interviews of 20 teens who had sought judicial bypass in Texas between 2015 and 2016, was recently published in Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. The lead authors, from the University of Colorado, conducted the research as part of Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP).

Please see full press release: Judicial Bypass Release KCMinahan 022520