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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

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

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


Licensed M.D., licensed maternity hospital except in medical emergency

Inside Wisconsin Abortion Laws