Alabama Abortion Laws
|Code Section||13A-13-7; 26-21-1 to 8; 22-5|
|Statutory Definition of Illegal Abortion||Willfully administers by drug, substance, instrument which induces abortion or miscarriage. Partial Birth Abortion (26-23-1 to 26-23-6): Any physician who performs a partial birth abortion within this state and thereby kills a human fetus shall be guilty of a Class C felony and upon conviction shall be punished as prescribed by law. (except to save life of mother.)|
|Statutory Definition of Legal Abortion||Necessary purpose to preserve life, health of mother or where fetus is not viable|
|Penalty for Unlawful Abortion||Fine of $100 to $1,000 and imprisonment to 12 months; abortion of viable fetus: Class A felony; violation of regulations concerning abortion procedures: Class C felony|
|Consent Requirements||Written consent of parent or guardian to perform abortion on unemancipated minor or judicial waiver of consent|
|Residency Requirements for Patients||-|
|Physician Licensing Requirements||Abortion of viable fetus must be performed by a physician, in a hospital, with concurrence of 2nd licensed physician as to viability|
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