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  •  I found the definition at another source (2+ / 0-)
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    CJB, DemInDisguise

    Title 18 is the Colorado Criminal Code

    Article 6 is OFFENSES INVOLVING THE FAMILY RELATIONS

    Part 1 covers abortions   

    18-6-101. Definitions.

    1) "Justified medical termination" means the intentional ending of the pregnancy of a woman at the request of said woman or, if said woman is under the age of eighteen years, then at the request of the woman and her then living parent or guardian, or, if the woman is married and living with her husband, at the request of said woman and her husband, by a licensed physician using accepted medical procedures in a licensed hospital upon written certification by all of the members of a special hospital board that:   

    (a) Continuation of the pregnancy, in their opinion, is likely to result in: The death of the woman; or the serious permanent impairment of the physical health of the woman; or the serious permanent impairment of the mental health of the woman as confirmed in writing under the signature of a licensed doctor of medicine specializing in psychiatry; or the birth of a child with grave and permanent physical deformity or mental retardation; or   

    (b) Less than sixteen weeks of gestation have passed and that the pregnancy resulted from conduct defined as criminal in sections 18-3-402 and 18-3-403, or if the female person is unmarried and has not reached her sixteenth birthday at the time of such conduct regardless of the age of the male, or incest, as defined in sections 18-6-301 and 18-6-302, and that the district attorney of the judicial district in which the alleged sexual assault or incest has occurred has informed the committee in writing over his signature that there is probable cause to believe that the alleged violation did occur.   

    (2) "Licensed hospital" means one licensed or certificated by the department of public health and environment.
       

    There's more at the link.

    But here's an interesting definition:   

    18-6-102. Criminal abortion.

    (1) Any person who intentionally ends or causes to be ended the pregnancy of a woman by any means other than justified medical termination or birth commits criminal abortion.   

    (2) Criminal abortion is a class 4 felony, but if the woman dies as a result of the criminal abortion, it is a class 2 felony.

    There's some interesting annotations.

    And I'm not sure what this one is:   

    18-6-103. Pretended criminal abortion.   

    (1) Any person who intentionally pretends to end the real or apparent pregnancy of a woman by any means other than justified medical termination or birth commits pretended criminal abortion.

    (2) Pretended criminal abortion is a class 5 felony, but if the woman dies as a result of the pretended criminal abortion, it is a class 2 felony.

    and finally this:
    18-6-105. Distributing abortifacients.   

    (1) A person commits distributing abortifacients if he distributes or sells to or for any person other than a licensed medical doctor or osteopathic physician any drug, medicine, instrument, or other substance which is in fact an abortifacient and which he knows to be an abortifacient, and reasonably believes will be used as an abortifacient.

    (2) Distributing abortifacients is a class 1 misdemeanor.

    •  Wow. Well that changes things. (0+ / 0-)

      Interesting that most of that was left out of the official-looking document at the link in a comment above.  

      Thanks for doing to digging on this.

      Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. ~ Abraham Lincoln

      by CJB on Sat Mar 17, 2012 at 04:58:17 PM PDT

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    •  So abortions can be done only in hospitals? (1+ / 0-)
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      wishingwell

      After approval of a hospital 'board'?  Not good.

      •  Medically Justified = Life of Mother/Rape/Incest (1+ / 0-)
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        wishingwell

        That's what it says.  

        It also says that if a woman is married and living with her husband, they both need to request the procedure.  What a horrible mess.

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