No. The pregnant person is the only one who has the ultimate right to decide. There is no requirement that you get the male’s consent or that you notify him.
Still, the judge may ask about the male involved in your pregnancy, so have answers prepared. For example, they may ask if that person knows that you are pregnant and how they reacted. The judge could ask if the male knows about your decision to get an abortion and if they are supportive.
- What is a judicial bypass for abortion?
- Where do I go to get a judicial bypass?
- What forms do I need?
- What will the judge consider?
- Do I need a lawyer?
- How long does it take to get a judicial bypass?
- Does it cost money to get a judicial bypass?
- Will anyone know if I get a judicial bypass for abortion?
- What kinds of questions will the judge ask me?
- What do I wear to court?
- What happens if my hearing is scheduled during a school day?
- Does the other person involved in my pregnancy have a say about whether I choose to have an abortion?
- Do I have to be a US citizen to have an abortion? What if I don’t speak English well?
- Can I change my mind after I get the bypass?
- What if the judge denies my request for a bypass?