Iowa Abortion Laws
|Code Section||707.7; et seq.; §707.8A found unconstitutional, Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa, Inc. v. Miller, 195 F. 3rd 386 (1999).|
|Statutory Definition of Illegal Abortion||"Feticide": Intentional termination of human pregnancy after end of second trimester. "Abortion": Termination of a human pregnancy with the intent other than to produce a live birth or remove a dead fetus. "Partial Birth Equivalent": A person who intentionally kills a viable fetus aborted alive shall be guilty of a Class B felony.|
|Statutory Definition of Legal Abortion||Necessary to preserve life or health of mother or fetus; after end of second trimester with every reasonable effort made to preserve life of viable fetus|
|Penalty for Unlawful Abortion||Class C felony (attempted feticide-Class D felony)|
|Residency Requirements for Patients||-|
|Physician Licensing Requirements||Licensed M.D.|
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