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Arizona Abortion Laws

Explanation of Chart and More Information on Abortion Laws

Code Section 13-3603; 36-2152
Statutory Definition of Illegal AbortionBy drug, instrument with intent to procure miscarriage (unless necessary to save mother's life). Partial Birth Abortion: Felony unless to save the life of the mother if no other medical procedure would save the mother's life
Statutory Definition of Legal AbortionNecessary to preserve life of mother
Penalty for Unlawful AbortionImprisonment 2 to 5 years
Consent RequirementsWritten consent of one parent or legal guardian if unmarried or unemancipated patient is under 18, except by court order or medical emergency
Residency Requirements for Patients-
Physician Licensing Requirements-

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