Uniform Abortion Act Law and Legal Definition

Uniform Abortion Act is one of the uniform acts prepared and sponsored by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws in 1971. It allows termination of pregnancy up to twenty weeks of pregnancy and thereafter for reasons such as rape, incest, fetal deformity, and the mental or physical health of the woman. At its 1972 Midyear Meeting, the American Bar Association House of Delegates approved the Uniform Abortion Act as drafted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (58 A.B.A.J. 380 (1972). The Act was revised in 1973. The Act has not yet been adopted by the states.