Arizona Abortion Laws

Code Section
13-3603; 36-2152

Statutory Definition of Illegal Abortion
By drug, instrument with intent to procure miscarriage (unless necessary to save mother’s life). Partial Birth Abortion: Felony unless to save the life of the mother if no other medical procedure would save the mother’s life

Statutory Definition of Legal Abortion
Necessary to preserve life of mother

Penalty
Imprisonment 2 to 5 years

Consent
A person shall not knowingly perform an abortion on a pregnant unemancipated minor unless the attending physician has secured the written and notarized consent from one of the minor’s parents or the minor’s guardian or conservator or unless a judge of the superior court authorizes the physician to perform the abortion pursuant to subsection B of this section. Notwithstanding section 41-319, the notarized statement of parental consent and the description of the document or notarial act recorded in the notary journal are confidential and are not public records.

Residency
N/A

License
N/A


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