2006 Code of Virginia § 18.2-73 - When abortion lawful during second trimester of pregnancy

18.2-73. When abortion lawful during second trimester of pregnancy.

Notwithstanding any of the provisions of 18.2-71 and in addition to theprovisions of 18.2-72, it shall be lawful for any physician licensed by theBoard of Medicine to practice medicine and surgery, to terminate or attemptto terminate a human pregnancy or aid or assist in the termination of a humanpregnancy by performing an abortion or causing a miscarriage on any womanduring the second trimester of pregnancy and prior to the third trimester ofpregnancy provided such procedure is performed in a hospital licensed by theState Department of Health or under the control of the State Board of MentalHealth, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services.

(1975, cc. 14, 15.)

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