2010 Mississippi Code
TITLE 41 - PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 41 - Surgical or Medical Procedures; Consents.
41-41-51 - Definitions.
§ 41-41-51. Definitions.
For purposes of Sections 41-41-51 through 41-41-63, the following definitions shall apply:
(a) "Minor" means any person under the age of eighteen (18) years;
(b) "Emancipated minor" means any minor who is or has been married or has by court order or otherwise been freed from the care, custody and control of her parents;
(c) "Abortion" means the use of any instrument, medicine, drug or any other substance or device with intent to terminate the pregnancy of a woman known to be pregnant, with intent 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.
Sources: Laws, 1986, ch. 448, § 1, eff from and after July 1, 1986.
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