Kansas Abortion Laws

Code Section
65-6701 et seq.

Statutory Definition of Illegal Abortion
To perform or induce abortion when fetus is viable, that is, in attending physician’s best medical judgement, fetus is capable of sustained survival outside the uterus without extraordinary medical means

Statutory Definition of Legal Abortion
As long as fetus is not viable (and mother’s informed consent obtained); abortion of viable fetus permitted if 2nd M.D. certifies that abortion is necessary to preserve life of mother or fetus has severe, life-threatening deformity or abnormality

Penalty
Class A nonperson misdemeanor

Consent
Except in the case of a medical emergency, no person shall perform an abortion upon an unemanicipated minor, unless the person first obtains the notarized written consent of the minor and both parents or the legal guardian of the minor.

Residency
N/A

License
Licensed M.D.; 2nd M.D. (not financially associated with 1st M.D.) to certify abortion of viable fetus to preserve life of mother


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