California Abortion Laws
|Code Section||Health & Safety §§123460 et seq., 123450|
|Statutory Definition of Illegal Abortion||Performed by unauthorized person|
|Statutory Definition of Legal Abortion||Any medical treatment intended to induce the termination of a pregnancy except for the purpose of producing a live birth|
|Penalty for Unlawful Abortion||In case of unemancipated minor: misdemeanor, fine up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment in county jail up to 30 days|
|Consent Requirements||In case of unemancipated minor, written consent of minor and one parent or legal guardian, or by order of petition to Juvenile Court or in a medical emergency requiring immediate medical attention|
|Residency Requirements for Patients||-|
|Physician Licensing Requirements||Approved hospital and unanimous approval of medical committee of hospital (unless the health of mother impaired or rape or incest); certified physician/surgeon|
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