2018 Mississippi Code
Title 41 - Public Health
Chapter 41 - Surgical or Medical Procedures; Consents
Women’s Health Protection and Preborn Pain Act
§ 41-41-139. Abortion to preserve the life of the pregnant woman when probable gestational age of unborn child is twenty or more weeks to be done in manner to provide best opportunity for survival of unborn child.

Universal Citation: MS Code § 41-41-139 (2018)
  • (1) This section applies only to an abortion authorized under Section 41-41-141(1) in which:

    • (a) The probable gestational age of the unborn child is twenty (20) or more weeks; or

    • (b) The probable gestational age of the unborn child has not been determined but could reasonably be twenty (20) or more weeks.

  • (2) A physician performing or inducing an abortion under subsection (1) of this section shall terminate the pregnancy in the manner that, in the physician’s reasonable medical judgment, provides the best opportunity for the unborn child to survive.

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