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Oregon Abortion Laws


Abortion is legal in Oregon.


In June 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which returned to the states the power to regulate abortion. Oregon has liberal abortion laws. Oregon was one of the first states to legalize abortion, and the right to an abortion is protected in the state constitution. There are no designated waiting periods or mandatory ultrasounds or counseling, and minors are not required to inform or gain consent from a parent before the procedure. 

The details of Oregon’s abortion statutes are listed in the chart below.

Code Section

Oregon Revised Statutes 435.435 et seq.: Termination of Pregnancy

Statutory Definition of Illegal Abortion


Statutory Definition of Legal Abortion


Penalty for Unlawful Abortion


Consent Requirements


Residency Requirements for Patients


Physician Licensing Requirements

No M.D. is required to give advice with respect to or participate in any abortion if refusal is based on election not to do so and M.D. so advises patient; no hospital employee or member of medical staff is required to participate in abortions if individual notifies hospital of such election

Oregon Abortion Laws: Related Resources

Health care law, and especially the statutes surrounding abortion can be complicated. You can find more information and resources in FindLaw’s sections on Abortion, Birth Control, and Health Care Law.

Learn More About Oregon Abortion Laws from a Lawyer

Abortion laws are constantly being debated in both Congress and at the local level. Sometimes these laws can get confusing -- particularly in a changing political climate. You should contact a local family law lawyer if you want to know your rights and responsibilities under Oregon’s abortion laws or would like legal advice regarding an abortion matter.

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