Article 1 General Provisions 36-2301 – 36-2303
Article 2 Treatment of Embryos 36-2311 – 36-2313
Article 3 Gestational Limit on Abortion 36-2321 – 36-2326

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 36 > Chapter 23 - Protection of Fetus or Embryo

  • Attempt to perform or induce an abortion: means to do or to omit doing anything that, under the circumstances as the physician believes them to be, is an act or omission that constitutes a substantial step in a course of conduct planned to culminate in the performance or induction of an abortion in violation of this article. See Arizona Laws 36-2321
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Department: means the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-2321
  • Destructive human embryonic stem cell research: means any research that involves the disaggregation of any human embryo for the purpose of creating human pluripotent stem cells or human pluripotent stem cell lines. See Arizona Laws 36-2311
  • Human being: means an individual member of the species homo sapiens, from and after the point of conception. See Arizona Laws 36-2321
  • Human embryo: means a living organism of the species homo sapiens through the first fifty-six days of its development, excluding any time during which its development has been suspended. See Arizona Laws 36-2311
  • Human-animal hybrid: means any of the following:

    (a) A human embryo into which a nonhuman cell or cells, or any component part of a nonhuman cell or cells, have been introduced. See Arizona Laws 36-2311

  • In vitro: means outside the human body. See Arizona Laws 36-2311
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Major bodily function: includes functions of the immune system, normal cell growth, and digestive, bowel, bladder, neurological, brain, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine and reproductive functions. See Arizona Laws 36-2321
  • Medical emergency: means a condition that, on the basis of the physician's good faith clinical judgment, so complicates the medical condition of a pregnant woman as to necessitate the immediate abortion of her pregnancy to avert her death or for which a delay will create serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function. See Arizona Laws 36-2321
  • Physician: means a person who is licensed pursuant to Title 32, Chapter 13 or 17. See Arizona Laws 36-2321
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • probable gestational age: means the age of an unborn human being as calculated from the first day of the last menstrual period of the pregnant woman. See Arizona Laws 36-2321
  • Purchase or sell: includes an exchange of cash, an in-kind payment or any other valuable financial or nonfinancial consideration. See Arizona Laws 36-2311
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215