Arkansas Code Title 5. Criminal Offenses § 5-61-101. Abortion only by licensed physician

(a) It is unlawful for any person to induce another person to have an abortion or to knowingly terminate the pregnancy of a woman known to be pregnant with the purpose to cause fetal death unless the person is a physician licensed to practice medicine in the State of Arkansas.

(b) A violation of subsection (a) of this section is a Class D felony.

(c) This section does not allow the charging or conviction of a woman with any criminal offense in the death of her own unborn child in utero.


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