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Title XLVI
CRIMES
Chapter 797
ABORTION
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CHAPTER 797
CHAPTER 797
ABORTION
797.02 Advertising drugs, etc., for abortion.
797.03 Prohibited acts; penalties.
797.02 Advertising drugs, etc., for abortion.Whoever knowingly advertises, prints, publishes, distributes or circulates, or knowingly causes to be advertised, printed, published, distributed or circulated, any pamphlet, printed paper, book, newspaper notice, advertisement, or reference containing words or language giving or conveying any notice, hint, or reference to any person, or the name of any person, real or fictitious, from whom, or to any place, house, shop, or office where any poison, drug, mixture, preparation, medicine, or noxious thing, or any instrument or means whatever, or any advice, direction, information, or knowledge may be obtained for the purpose of causing or procuring the miscarriage of any woman pregnant with child, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
History.s. 10, ch. 1637, 1868; RS 2619; GS 3539; RGS 5437; CGL 7580; s. 771, ch. 71-136.
797.03 Prohibited acts; penalties.
(1) It is unlawful for any person to perform or assist in performing an abortion on a person, except in an emergency care situation, other than in a validly licensed hospital or abortion clinic or in a physician’s office.
(2) It is unlawful for any person or public body to establish, conduct, manage, or operate an abortion clinic without a valid current license.
(3) It is unlawful for any person to perform or assist in performing an abortion on a person during viability or in the third trimester other than in a hospital.
(4) Any person who willfully violates any provision of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
History.s. 10, ch. 78-382; s. 4, ch. 2014-137.