Oklahoma Abortion Laws
|Code Section||Tit. 63§§1-730 to 741; 21§§713 to 714; 21§861; 21§684|
|Statutory Definition of Illegal Abortion||(1)Non-licensed person performs abortion; (2) failure to meet standards for legal abortion; (3) taking life of viable fetus unless necessary to preserve life, health of mother or failure to provide medical aid to fetus; purposeful termination of a human pregnancy with intent other than to produce a live birth or remove a dead fetus. Partial Birth Abortion: Physicians shall be fined $10,000 and/or imprisoned for not more than 2 years for performing a partial birth abortion except when necessary to save the mother when her life is endangered by a physical disorder, illness, or injury|
|Statutory Definition of Legal Abortion||After viability, necessary to preserve life, health of mother (viability presumed after 24th week). If abortion is self-induced, must be under supervision of M.D.; after viability M.D. required to aid fetus, except in medical emergency|
|Penalty for Unlawful Abortion||Person who administers or uses drugs or any other instrument to procure miscarriage unless to save life of mother: 2-5 yrs. imprisonment; if mother is pregnant with unborn quick child and child or mother dies: at least 4 yrs. imprisonment; person not M.D. performing abortion: 1 to 3 years in state penitentiary; anyone aborting viable fetus not to prevent mother's death or health impairment: homicide; willful killing of unborn quick child by injuring mother or any other means (drugs, medicines, instruments): manslaughter|
|Residency Requirements for Patients||-|
|Physician Licensing Requirements||Licensed M.D.; approved hospital required after first trimester; M.D. must certify necessity of procedure after viability, including factors considered|
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