An Act To Require a 24-hour Waiting Period prior to an Abortion
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §1597-A, sub-§2, as enacted by PL 1989, c. 573, §2, is amended to read:
(1) To the minor majority rights for the sole purpose of consenting to the abortion and the attending physician has received the informed written consent of the minor; or
(2) To the minor consent to the abortion, when the court has given its informed written consent and the minor is having the abortion willingly, in compliance with subsection 7.
The attending physician may not perform an abortion upon a pregnant minor before 24 hours have passed since the physician has secured the informed written consent of the minor, unless there is a medical emergency.
Sec. 2. 22 MRSA §1598, sub-§2, as enacted by PL 1979, c. 405, §2, is amended to read:
Sec. 3. 22 MRSA §1599-A, sub-§1-A is enacted to read:
This bill requires a 24-hour waiting period prior to an abortion except in the case of a medical emergency.