CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
ABORTION AND CONTRACEPTIVES
18-610. Refusal to consent by pregnant woman — Effect. Notwithstanding any provision of law permitting valid consent for medical or surgical procedures to be given by a person or persons other than the patient, the refusal of any pregnant woman, irrespective of age or competence, to submit to an abortion shall be grounds for a physician or hospital otherwise authorized to proceed, to decline performance of an abortion and/or to submit the matter of consent to adjudication by a court of competent jurisdiction.
[18-610, added 1973, ch. 197, sec. 9, p. 442.]