Need Help?

The Illinois Bypass Coordination Project can help.

Hotline: 877-44-BYPASS or Text: 312-560-6607
Monday through Friday: 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 7:30 p.m.

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Resource Guide from UChicago Ci3: Legal Considerations for Minors in Illinois

To help any young people and answer questions about the Parental Notice Act, the Judicial Bypass Coordination Project Hotline will be available beginning in August 2013, to provide free, confidential assistance.

During the above times, a trained hotline staff member can answer questions about the Parental Notice of Abortion Act and, if the pregnant minor wants, connect them with a specially trained, free lawyer to help with a judicial bypass.

Outside of those times, they may still call the hotline and leave a message. A staff member will return their call as soon as possible if they leave a callback number and safe time to call back.

A young person can also send a text message to 312.560.6607 or email anytime.

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