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Informed Consent for Abortion

Michigan law requires women seeking an abortion to follow the procedures explained in the following pages. After completing the process, you will need to print a timed and dated form, which you will need to present to your doctor.

Michigan's Informed Consent for Abortion Law

Michigan law requires physicians or a qualified person to orally screen all patients for coercion to abort at the time the patient presents to obtain an abortion.

Michigan Coercive Abortion Prevention Act
For local health department use only. Completion is required if the patient requests a pregnancy verification and determination of gestational age in order to fulfill the requirements of the Informed Consent for Abortion Law, PA 345 of 2000.
Verification of Pregnancy & Gestational Age
Under Michigan law, it is illegal to coerce a woman to have an abortion. Actions like assault, making threats to hurt, embarrass, or cause psychological or financial problems to any person, as well as harassing, restraining, or taking important legal documents are all forms of coercion.
Michigan's Coercive Abortion Prevention Law Information for Patients
La ley sobre el Consentimiento Informado para Aborto en Michigan tuvo origen en el Acta Pública 133 de 1993. Dicha ley requiere que, por lo menos 24 horas antes de practicar el procedimiento de aborto, se entregue cierta información específica a la mujer que procura abortar. Con ello se intenta proveer -a la mujer- de información precisa e imparcial acerca del procedimiento al que habrá de someterse.
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