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Part 2.  Parental or Judicial Consent for Abortion.

§ 90‑21.6.  Definitions.

For the purposes of Part 2 only of this Article, unless the contextclearly requires otherwise:

(1)        "Unemancipated minor" or "minor" meansany person under the age of 18 who has not been married or has not beenemancipated pursuant to Article 35 of Chapter 7B of the General Statutes.

(2)        "Abortion" means the use or prescription of anyinstrument, medicine, drug, or any other substance or device with intent toterminate the pregnancy of a woman known to be pregnant, for reasons other thanto save the life or preserve the health of an unborn child, to remove a deadunborn child, or to deliver an unborn child prematurely, by accepted medicalprocedures in order to preserve the health of both the mother and the unbornchild. (1995, c. 462, s. 1; 1998‑202,s. 13(t).)