New York Abortion Laws
|Code Section||Penal §125.05, §125.20, §125.40-60; Pub. Health §4164|
|Statutory Definition of Illegal Abortion||(1) Failure to meet standards for legal abortion; (2) if causes mother to die; (3) if not within first 24 weeks; (4) administering or taking drugs or any other manner with intent to cause a miscarriage|
|Statutory Definition of Legal Abortion||Within first 24 weeks or necessary to preserve mother's life; if mother performs abortion it must be on the advice of M.D. within the first 24 weeks or to preserve her own life|
|Penalty for Unlawful Abortion||If not justifiable abortional act and after 24 wks., Class E or D felony; if woman dies from act, Class B felony; self-abortion or issuing abortion articles, Class B or A misdemeanor|
|Residency Requirements for Patients||-|
|Physician Licensing Requirements||Licensed M.D.; after 12th wk., must be in hospital on in-patient basis. After 20th wk., 2nd M.D. must be present to handle medical care of any live birth|
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