2019 Arkansas Code
Title 5 - Criminal Offenses
Subtitle 6 - Offenses Against Public Health, Safety, or Welfare
Chapter 61 - Abortion
Subchapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 5-61-101. Abortion Only by Licensed Physician

Universal Citation: AR Code § 5-61-101 (2019)
  • (a) It is unlawful for any person to induce another person to have an abortion or to knowingly terminate the pregnancy of a woman known to be pregnant with the purpose to cause fetal death unless the person is a physician licensed to practice medicine in the State of Arkansas.

  • (b) A violation of subsection (a) of this section is a Class D felony.

  • (c) This section does not allow the charging or conviction of a woman with any criminal offense in the death of her own unborn child in utero.

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