Your Legal Rights: Tips on Abortion, Contraception and Pregnancy Rights in New York State

Abortion & Contraception in NYS – Legal Rights


  • If you are pregnant, you do NOT need the consent of your boyfriend, husband, or any other person to obtain an abortion.
  • Abortion services are confidential. Information about your treatment, including your medical records, generally may not be disclosed to anybody without your consent.
  • There is no required waiting period to get an abortion.