Statutory Definition of Illegal Abortion
A person may not knowingly perform a partial-birth abortion unless a partial-birth abortion is necessary to save the life of a mother whose life is endangered by a physical disorder, illness, or injury and no other medical procedure would suffice for that purpose.
Statutory Definition of Legal Abortion
Terminate pregnancy of nonviable fetus
Fine to $1,000 and/or imprisonment up to 5 years; partial birth abortion: Class C felony
Of patient or one parent or guardian if unmarried, unemancipated patient less than 17, except in medical emergency or judicial waiver of consent.
30 days before procedure
Licensed M.D., by State Medical Board hospital or facility approved by Dept. of Health & Social Services