§ 188.010 Intent of general assembly
§ 188.015 Definitions
§ 188.017 Right to Life of the Unborn Child Act — limitation on abortions, when — ..
§ 188.018 Severability clause
§ 188.020 Physician, required to perform
§ 188.021 RU-486, administration of, requirements — limitation on prescribing certain ..
§ 188.023 Reports of rape or under age eighteen sexual abuse, required to report, how
§ 188.025 Hospital required, when
§ 188.026 Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act — findings of general assembly — ..
§ 188.027 Consent, voluntary and informed, required — procedure, contents — ..
§ 188.028 Minors, abortion requirements and procedure
§ 188.030 Abortion of viable unborn child prohibited, exceptions — physician duties — ..
§ 188.031 Next friend defined for purposes of the procedure for a minor to obtain an ..
§ 188.033 Out-of-state abortion facilities, in-state facilities giving information ..
§ 188.035 Death of child aborted alive deemed murder in second degree, when
§ 188.036 Prohibited abortions, those done with intent to use fetal organs or tissue ..
§ 188.037 Experimentation with fetus, or child aborted alive, prohibited, exception
§ 188.038 Pregnant women, bias or discrimination against — findings of general ..
§ 188.039 Seventy-two hour waiting period for abortions required — medical emergency ..
§ 188.043 Medical malpractice insurance required to perform an abortion
§ 188.044 Drug or chemical used to induce abortion, warning of birth defects, ..
§ 188.047 Tissue submitted for examination — pathologist to file report, copies ..
§ 188.052 Physician’s report on abortion and post-abortion care, when — department to ..
§ 188.055 Forms to be supplied to health facilities and physicians
§ 188.056 Abortion prohibited after eight weeks gestational age, exception for ..
§ 188.057 Abortion prohibited after fourteen weeks gestational age, exception for ..
§ 188.058 Abortion prohibited after eighteen weeks gestational age, exception for ..
§ 188.060 Records to be retained for seven years
§ 188.065 Revocation of license, when
§ 188.070 Breach of confidentiality prohibited
§ 188.075 Violation of sections 188.010 to 188.085 a class A misdemeanor — ..
§ 188.080 Abortion performed by other than a physician with clinical privileges at a ..
§ 188.085 Sections 188.010 to 188.085 not to be deemed exclusive of other regulations ..
§ 188.100 Definitions
§ 188.105 Discrimination by employer prohibited because of failure of employee to ..
§ 188.110 Discrimination by colleges, universities and hospitals prohibited — no ..
§ 188.115 Severability clause
§ 188.120 Cause of action for violation of discrimination laws, treble damages, ..
§ 188.125 Alternatives to abortion agency, intent to acknowledge certain right of — ..
§ 188.130 No cause of action for wrongful life
§ 188.160 Whistleblower protection policy, required when — rulemaking authority
§ 188.200 Definitions
§ 188.205 Use of public funds prohibited, when
§ 188.210 Public employees, activities prohibited, when
§ 188.215 Use of public facilities prohibited, when
§ 188.220 Taxpayer standing to bring suit, when, where
§ 188.230 Construction of law
§ 188.250 Causing, aiding, or assisting a minor to obtain an abortion prohibited, ..
§ 188.325 Program established, services provided — matching moneys to be sought — ..
§ 188.335 Program established, purpose — matching moneys to be sought — moneys not to ..
§ 188.375 Citation of act — definition — limitation on abortion, when — violation, ..

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 188 - Regulation of Abortions

  • Abortion facility: a clinic, physician's office, or any other place or facility in which abortions are performed or induced other than a hospital. See Missouri Laws 188.015
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conception: the fertilization of the ovum of a female by a sperm of a male. See Missouri Laws 188.015
  • Concurrent resolution: A legislative measure, designated "S. Con. Res." and numbered consecutively upon introduction, generally employed to address the sentiments of both chambers, to deal with issues or matters affecting both houses, such as a concurrent budget resolution, or to create a temporary joint committee. Concurrent resolutions are not submitted to the President/Governor and thus do not have the force of law.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: the department of health and senior services. See Missouri Laws 188.015
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Down Syndrome: the same meaning as defined in section 191. See Missouri Laws 188.015
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of the statutes, mean the section next preceding or next following that in which the reference is made, unless some other section is expressly designated in the reference. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Gestational age: length of pregnancy as measured from the first day of the woman's last menstrual period. See Missouri Laws 188.015
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Guardian: if used in a section in a context relating to property rights or obligations, means conservator of the estate as defined in chapter 475. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Guardianship: if used in a section in a context relating to rights and obligations other than property rights or obligations, means guardian of the person as defined in chapter 475. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • hereafter: means the time after the statute containing it takes effect. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Incompetent: if used in a section in a context relating to actual occupational ability without reference to a court adjudication of incompetency, means the actual ability of a person to perform in that occupation. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Medical emergency: a condition which, based on reasonable medical judgment, so complicates the medical condition of a pregnant woman as to necessitate the immediate abortion of her pregnancy to avert the death of the pregnant woman or for which a delay will create a serious risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function of the pregnant woman. See Missouri Laws 188.015
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Physician: any person licensed to practice medicine in this state by the state board of registration for the healing arts. See Missouri Laws 188.015
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Reasonable medical judgment: a medical judgment that would be made by a reasonably prudent physician, knowledgeable about the case and the treatment possibilities with respect to the medical conditions involved. See Missouri Laws 188.015
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Unborn child: the offspring of human beings from the moment of conception until birth and at every stage of its biological development, including the human conceptus, zygote, morula, blastocyst, embryo, and fetus. See Missouri Laws 188.015
  • United States: includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • viable: that stage of fetal development when the life of the unborn child may be continued indefinitely outside the womb by natural or artificial life-supportive systems. See Missouri Laws 188.015
  • viable intrauterine pregnancy: in the first trimester of pregnancy, an intrauterine pregnancy that can potentially result in a liveborn baby. See Missouri Laws 188.015