Wisconsin Abortion Laws
|Code Section||940.04; 48.375|
|Statutory Definition of Illegal Abortion||(1) Intentionally destroys life of unborn child; (2) causes death of mother during procedure; (3) mother intentionally destroys unborn child or consents to same; (4) mother intentionally destroys life of unborn quick child or consents to same|
|Statutory Definition of Legal Abortion||Necessary to save life of mother or advised by two other M.D.s as necessary|
|Penalty for Unlawful Abortion||Person other than mother performs abortion: imprisonment up to 3 years and/or fine to $5,000; mother dies or intentionally destroys life of unborn quick child: imprisonment to 15 years; mother performs or consents to abortion: imprisonment to 6 months and fine to $200; mother performs or consents to abortion on quick child: imprisonment to 2 years|
|Consent Requirements||Informed written consent of unemancipated minor as well as informed, written consent of 1 of her parents, or an adult family member, or her guardian, unless the pregnancy is a result of sexual assault, or incest, or a physician believes the minor to be suicidal, or medical emergency, or subject to a judicial waiver|
|Residency Requirements for Patients||-|
|Physician Licensing Requirements||Licensed M.D., licensed maternity hospital except in medical emergency|
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