California Abortion Laws

Code Section
Health & Safety ยงยง123460 et seq., 123450

Statutory Definition of Illegal Abortion
Performed by unauthorized person

Statutory Definition of Legal Abortion
Any medical treatment intended to induce the termination of a pregnancy except for the purpose of producing a live birth

Penalty
In case of unemancipated minor: misdemeanor, fine up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment in county jail up to 30 days

Consent
In case of unemancipated minor, written consent of minor and one parent or legal guardian, or by order of petition to Juvenile Court or in a medical emergency requiring immediate medical attention

Residency
N/A

License
Approved hospital and unanimous approval of medical committee of hospital (unless the health of mother impaired or rape or incest); certified physician/surgeon


Inside California Abortion Laws