2013 New York Consolidated Laws
PEN - Penal
Part 3 - SPECIFIC OFFENSES
Title H - OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON INVOLVING PHYSICAL INJURY, SEXUAL CONDUCT, RESTRAINT AND INTIMIDATION
Article 125 - (125.00 - 125.60) HOMICIDE, ABORTION AND RELATED OFFENSES
125.05 - Homicide, abortion and related offenses; definitions of terms.


NY Penal L § 125.05 (2012) What's This?
 
  § 125.05 Homicide, abortion and related offenses; definitions of terms.
    The following definitions are applicable to this article:
    1. "Person," when referring to the victim of a homicide, means a human
  being who has been born and is alive.
    2.  "Abortional  act" means an act committed upon or with respect to a
  female, whether by another person or by the female herself, whether  she
  is   pregnant  or  not,  whether  directly  upon  her  body  or  by  the
  administering, taking or prescription of drugs or in any  other  manner,
  with intent to cause a miscarriage of such female.
    3. "Justifiable abortional act." An abortional act is justifiable when
  committed  upon  a  female with her consent by a duly licensed physician
  acting (a) under a reasonable belief that such is necessary to  preserve
  her  life, or, (b) within twenty-four weeks from the commencement of her
  pregnancy. A pregnant female's commission  of  an  abortional  act  upon
  herself  is justifiable when she acts upon the advice of a duly licensed
  physician (1) that such act is necessary to preserve her life,  or,  (2)
  within  twenty-four  weeks  from  the commencement of her pregnancy. The
  submission by a female to an abortional  act  is  justifiable  when  she
  believes that it is being committed by a duly licensed physician, acting
  under  a  reasonable  belief  that such act is necessary to preserve her
  life,  or,  within  twenty-four  weeks  from  the  commencement  of  her
  pregnancy.

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