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Oklahoma Abortion Laws

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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 AbortionAfter 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 AbortionPerson 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
Consent Requirements-
Residency Requirements for Patients-
Physician Licensing RequirementsLicensed M.D.; approved hospital required after first trimester; M.D. must certify necessity of procedure after viability, including factors considered

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