2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2a - Administration Of Civil And Criminal Justice
Section 2A:65A-6 - Partial-birth Abortions Prohibited; Definitions.

NJ Rev Stat § 2A:65A-6 (2016) What's This?

2A:65A-6 Partial-birth abortions prohibited; definitions.


2. a. No physician licensed in this State, other licensed health care professional authorized to perform abortions in this State, or ambulatory care facility licensed in this State shall perform a partial-birth abortion and thereby kill a human fetus.

b. The provisions of subsection a. of this section shall not apply to a partial-birth abortion that is necessary to save the life of the mother whose life is endangered by a physical disorder, illness or injury.

c. A physician or other health care professional licensed pursuant to Title 45 of the Revised Statutes who knowingly performs a partial-birth abortion in violation of this act shall be subject to immediate revocation of his professional license by the appropriate licensing board and subject to a penalty of $25,000 for each incident.

d. An ambulatory health care facility licensed pursuant to P.L.1971, c.136 (C.26:2H-1 et seq.) in which a partial-birth abortion is performed in violation of this act shall be subject to immediate revocation of its license by the Department of Health and Senior Services.

e. As used in this act, "partial-birth abortion" means an abortion in which the person performing the abortion partially vaginally delivers a living human fetus before killing the fetus and completing the delivery.

f. As used in subsection e. of this section "vaginally delivers a living human fetus before killing the fetus" means deliberately and intentionally delivering into the vagina a living fetus, or a substantial portion thereof, for the purpose of performing a procedure the physician or other health care professional knows will kill the fetus, and the subsequent killing of the human fetus.

L.1997,c.262,s.2.


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