Sanctuary City for the Unborn
What the ordinance does:
Will women whose lives are at risk be denied an abortion?
The Ordinance contains an exception for the life of the mother. This can be found in Section D3 which says, “It shall be an affirmative defense to the unlawful acts described in Sections D(1) and D(2) if the abortion was in response to a life-threatening physical condition aggravated by, caused by, or arising from a pregnancy that, as certified by a physician, places the woman in danger of death or a serious risk of substantial impairment of a major bodily function unless an abortion is performed.”
Will women be fined for having abortions?
The Ordinance does not penalize the mother of the unborn child that has been aborted. As it states in Section E3, “Under no circumstance may the penalty described in Section E(1) be imposed on the mother of the unborn child that has been aborted."