North Carolina Abortion Laws
|Code Section||14-44 to 46; 90-21.6 to 90-21.10|
|Statutory Definition of Illegal Abortion||Willfully administer to mother, prescribe, advise, procure substance or instrument with intent to destroy child or procure miscarriage|
|Statutory Definition of Legal Abortion||First 20 weeks of pregnancy no medical requirements regarding mother or fetus; after 20 weeks, must be substantial risk that would threaten life, health of mother|
|Penalty for Unlawful Abortion||Class H felony: Fine and/or imprisonment up to 10 years; Class I felony: Fine and/or imprisonment up to 5 years; Class 1 misdemeanor for failing to obtain parental consent|
|Consent Requirements||Unemancipated minor needs written consent plus written consent of parent/guardian, exception for medical emergency or judicial waiver|
|Residency Requirements for Patients||-|
|Physician Licensing Requirements||Licensed M.D., licensed hospital or clinic|
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