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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 12Q: Restrictions on abortions performed under Sec. 12L or 12M; emergency excepted

Section 12Q. Except in an emergency requiring immediate action, an abortion shall not be performed under section 12L or 12M unless the written informed consent of the proper person has been delivered to the physician performing the abortion as set forth in section 12S.

Except in an emergency requiring immediate action, no abortion may be performed under section twelve M unless performed in a hospital duly authorized to provide facilities for obstetrical services.