Kansas Abortion Laws
|Code Section||65-6701 et seq.|
|Statutory Definition of Illegal Abortion||To perform or induce abortion when fetus is viable, that is, in attending physician's best medical judgement, fetus is capable of sustained survival outside the uterus without extraordinary medical means|
|Statutory Definition of Legal Abortion||As long as fetus is not viable (and mother's informed consent obtained); abortion of viable fetus permitted if 2nd M.D. certifies that abortion is necessary to preserve life of mother or fetus has severe, life-threatening deformity or abnormality|
|Penalty for Unlawful Abortion||Class A nonperson misdemeanor|
|Consent Requirements||Informed consent of all women before abortion (not applicable in emergency); notice must be given to one of unemancipated minor's parents or guardian (court can waive notice requirement on finding minor sufficiently mature or notice not in minor's best interest)|
|Residency Requirements for Patients||-|
|Physician Licensing Requirements||Licensed M.D.; 2nd M.D. (not financially associated with 1st M.D.) to certify abortion of viable fetus to preserve life of mother|
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