16-2F-1 Legislative findings and intent
16-2F-2 Definitions
16-2F-3 Parental notification required for abortions performed on unemancipated minors
16-2F-4 Process to obtain waiver of notification
16-2F-5 Emergency exception from notification requirements
16-2F-6 Reporting requirements for physicians
16-2F-7 Article not to be construed to require abortion
16-2F-8 Penalties
16-2F-9 Severability

Terms Used In West Virginia Code > Chapter 16 > Article 2F

  • Abortion: means the use of any instrument, medicine, drug, or any other substance or device with intent to terminate the pregnancy of a female known to be pregnant and with intent to cause the expulsion of a fetus other than by live birth. See West Virginia Code 16-2F-2
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • 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.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • in writing: include any representation of words, letters or figures, whether by printing, engraving, writing or otherwise. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • judgment: includes decrees and orders for the payment of money or the conveyance or delivery of land or personal property, or some interest therein, or any undertaking, bond or recognizance which has the legal effect of a judgment. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • 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.
  • Medical emergency: means the same as that term is defined in §. See West Virginia Code 16-2F-2
  • oath: shall be deemed to include an affirmation and the word "swear" or "sworn" to be complied with if the person referred to make solemn affirmation. See West Virginia Code 2-2-7
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. See West Virginia Code 16-2F-2
  • state: when applied to a part of the United States and not restricted by the context, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" also include the said district and territories. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Unemancipated minor: means any person less than 18 years of age who is not, or has not been, married, who is under the care, custody, and control of the person's parent or parents, guardian, or court of competent jurisdiction pursuant to applicable federal law or as provided in §. See West Virginia Code 16-2F-2