Family Code
Section 33.001:


In this chapter:


"Abortion" means the use of any means to terminate the pregnancy of a female known by the attending physician to be pregnant, with the intention that the termination of the pregnancy by those means will with reasonable likelihood cause the death of the fetus. This definition, as applied in this chapter, applies only to an unemancipated minor known by the attending physician to be pregnant and may not be construed to limit a minor's access to contraceptives.


"Fetus" means an individual human organism from fertilization until birth.


"Guardian" means a court-appointed guardian of the person of the minor.


"Physician" means an individual licensed to practice medicine in this state.


"Unemancipated minor" includes a minor who:


is unmarried; and


has not had the disabilities of minority removed under Chapter 31.

Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 395, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.

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