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Michigan Abortion Laws

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Code Section MCL 750.14; MCL 722.901 et seq.; MCL 333.17016
Statutory Definition of Illegal AbortionDrug, substance, instrument, or device employed with intent to terminate pregnancy for a purpose other than to increase probability of a live birth, to preserve the health of the child, or to remove a dead fetus. Partial Birth Abortion: Unlawful except to save the life of a mother endangered by physical illness, physical injury, or physical disorder when no other medical procedure will suffice
Statutory Definition of Legal AbortionAfter viability, when necessary to preserve life of mother
Penalty for Unlawful AbortionFelony: fine to $2,000 and/or imprisonment to 4 years; if mother dies, manslaughter, fine to $7,500 and/or imprisonment to 15 years; violation of parental consent requirement is a misdemeanor
Consent RequirementsNo abortion may be performed on minor without her consent and that of one parent or guardian except in medical emergency; court may waive parental consent if minor is mature and well-informed so as to be able to make the decision, or waiver is in minor's best interest
Residency Requirements for PatientsRequirements apply even if minor is not resident
Physician Licensing Requirements-

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