Maine Abortion Laws
|Code Section||Tit. 22 §§1591 to 1599-A|
|Statutory Definition of Illegal Abortion||Intentional interruption of a pregnancy by the application of external agents, whether chemical or physical, or the ingestion of chemical agents with an intention other than to produce a live birth or to remove a dead fetus|
|Statutory Definition of Legal Abortion||Before viability by physician; after viability, only when necessary to preserve life or health of mother|
|Penalty for Unlawful Abortion||Class D Crime: M.D. failing to perform any action required: fine up to $1000 for each violation, not taking reasonable steps to preserve life of live born child: subject to homicide, manslaughter and/or malpractice liability|
|Consent Requirements||Informed written consent by minor and consent of one parent/guardian required for persons under 18 yrs. old except in emergencies or if judicial consent is obtained; informed written consent of all women required|
|Residency Requirements for Patients||-|
|Physician Licensing Requirements||Licensed M.D.|
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