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Title XII PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Chapter 188

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  188.075.  Violation of sections 188.010 to 188.085 a class A misdemeanor — affirmative defense — jurisdiction of attorney general. — 1.  Any person who contrary to the provisions of sections 188.010 to 188.085 knowingly performs, induces, or aids in the performance or inducing of any abortion or knowingly fails to perform any action required by sections 188.010 to 188.085 shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor, unless a different penalty is provided for in state law, and, upon conviction, shall be punished as provided by law.

  2.  It shall be an affirmative defense for any person alleged to have violated any provision of this chapter that the person performed an action or did not perform an action because of a medical emergency.  This affirmative defense shall be available in criminal, civil, and administrative actions or proceedings.  The defendant shall have the burden of persuasion that the defense is more probably true than not.

  3.  The attorney general shall have concurrent original jurisdiction throughout the state, along with each prosecuting attorney and circuit attorney within their respective jurisdictions, to commence actions for a violation of any provision of this chapter, for a violation of any state law on the use of public funds for an abortion, or for a violation of any state law which regulates an abortion facility or a person who performs or induces an abortion.  The attorney general, or prosecuting attorney or circuit attorney within their respective jurisdictions, may seek injunctive or other relief against any person who, or entity which, is in violation of any provision of this chapter, misuses public funds for an abortion, or violates any state law which regulates an abortion facility or a person who performs or induces an abortion.

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(L. 1974 H.B. 1211 § 14, A.L. 1979 H.B. 523, et al., A.L. 2007 H.B. 1055, A.L. 2017 2d Ex. Sess. S.B. 5)

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