2010 Michigan Compiled Laws
Chapter 722 - CHILDREN
Act 211 of 1990 - THE PARENTAL RIGHTS RESTORATION ACT (722.901 - 722.909)
Section 722.902 - Definitions.

Act 211 of 1990

722.902 Definitions.

Section 2.

As used in this act:

(a) “Abortion” means the intentional use of an instrument, drug, or other substance or device to terminate a woman's pregnancy for a purpose other than to increase the probability of a live birth, to preserve the life or health of the child after live birth, or to remove a dead fetus. Abortion does not include the use or prescription of a drug or device intended as a contraceptive.

(b) “Medical emergency” means that condition which, on the basis of a physician's good faith clinical judgment, so complicates the medical condition of a pregnant woman as to necessitate an immediate abortion of that woman's pregnancy to avert her death, or for which a delay in performing an abortion will create serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function.

(c) “Minor” means a person under the age of 18 years who is not emancipated pursuant to section 4 of Act No. 293 of the Public Acts of 1968, being section 722.4 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.

(d) “Next friend” means a person who is not 1 of the following:

(i) A physician who performs abortions.

(ii) A person who is employed by, or receives financial consideration from, a physician who performs abortions or an organization that provides abortions or abortion counseling and referral services.

(iii) A person who serves as a board member or volunteer to an organization that provides abortions or abortion counseling and referral services.

History: 1990, Act 211, Eff. Mar. 28, 1991 ;-- Am. 1992, Act 244, Eff. Mar. 31, 1993
Popular Name: Parental Consent Law

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