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Bold statement graphic for Youth Abortion Access Week with an If/When/How logo in the upper right corner. The background is a mustard yellow with primrose centered text that reads, “Young people are capable of making their own decisions about their bodies and lives.” To the left of the “og” is a multicolored butterfly and flowting of the period that ends the statement is a multicolored butterfly below and to the right.
08.30.2022  /   If/When/How Staff
Abortion is still a human right, and young people should have full autonomy over their own pregnancy, birthing, and parenting decisions.... Read more
Bold statement graphic for If/When/How's gifth annual Youth Abortion Access Week. The graphic has an If/When/How logo in the upper right corner. The background is three different colored stripes with each stripe highlighting a part of the statement. The top is a light blue with dark purple text and reads, "If your activism comes with an asterisk." The next stripe is pink with red text that reads, "excluding young people under 18." And ends in a stripe of dark purple with pink text,"then you do not stand for abortion rights for all."
08.29.2022  /   If/When/How Staff
If there is going to be a future for abortion access, it must be a future in which all people have true access to confidential abortion care, including young people under 18 years old.... Read more
07.30.2021  /   webmaster
We filed suit in state court in Baton Rouge, challenging a Louisiana law that will delay or even preclude abortion access for young people by implementing harmful restrictions that limit young people’s access to the court system.... Read more
07.24.2020  /   webmaster
Here's what's happened with forced parental involvement laws across the country over the last year.... Read more
07.24.2020  /   If/When/How Guest Voice
If/When/How talks with Micaela Stevenson, a medical student at the University of Michigan and board member at MOASH, the Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health.... Read more
07.23.2020  /   If/When/How Guest Voice
If/When/How talks with Shantell Hardiman, a Patient Advocate at A Woman's Choice of Jacksonville, about supporting young people seeking abortion care and how her training as a paralegal informs her work.... Read more
07.23.2020  /   webmaster
By: Rebecca Wang, J.D., If/When/How Helpline Counsel

Our Wiki serves as a living resource and central hub for information on parental involvement laws.... Read more
07.22.2020  /   If/When/How Guest Voice
By: Mashayla Hays, Esq., Legal Fellow, ACLU of Kentucky

While we continue to push to end parental involvement laws and the end of the judicial bypass system, we can also remember that judicial bypass is a way for young people to be their own advocates, just as they are in many other areas of their lives. ... Read more
07.21.2020  /   If/When/How Guest Voice
By: N., a 17-year-old high school student living in Florida

As a teen, you’re young -- you have to experience things and live and learn. But your body is your own, and if you feel like something is not right for you, you know it’s not right for you.... Read more
07.20.2020  /   webmaster
By: Jessica Goldberg, J.D., If/When/How Youth Access Counsel, and Sara Ainsworth, J.D., If/When/How Senior Legal & Policy Director

For too long, the judicial bypass has been presented as a reasonable alternative to forced parental involvement laws. It is not. ... Read more