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Abortion of viable fetus; requirements, A.R.S. § 36-2301.1

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“Abortion of viable fetus; requirements; definitions”
Prior to performing an abortion of a viable fetus, physicians must make a written declaration that the abortion is necessary to preserve the life or health of the woman. This declaration must include the medical reasons for the abortion and probable health consequences of the procedure. Physicians must choose the abortion method that has the greatest chance of preserving the health of the viable fetus unless such method would increase the risk of harm to the woman. Physicians must then document which method they have chosen and their reasons for choosing such method. A second physician must attend the abortion so that they may provide care in the event a living child is born. Physicians must include both written statements when filing a fetal death report or fetal death registration.