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Chapter 188

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  188.080.  Abortion performed by other than a physician with clinical privileges at a hospital, a felony. — Any person who is not a physician who performs or induces or attempts to perform or induce an abortion on another is guilty of a class B felony, and, upon conviction, shall be punished as provided by law.  Any physician performing or inducing an abortion who does not have clinical privileges at a hospital which offers obstetrical or gynecological care located within thirty miles of the location at which the abortion is performed or induced shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor, and, upon conviction shall be punished as provided by law.


(L. 1974 H.B. 1211 § 15, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1596, A.L. 2005 1st Ex. Sess. S.B. 1)

Effective 9-15-05

(2016) Admitting privileges provision is substantially similar to Texas statute held to violate the federal Constitution by placing a substantial obstacle in path of women seeking a previability abortion and by constituting an undue burden on abortion access.  Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, 579 U.S. 582 (2016).

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