Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion
Delaware prohibits public funding for abortion for women eligible for state medical assistance for general health care unless: (1) the life of a woman is endangered by a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself; (2) the pregnancy is the result of incest reported to the police; or (3) the pregnancy is the result of rape reported to the police unless the physician documents in writing that the adult woman has just cause for not reporting the rape. 2:6 Del. R. 984; Practitioner Provider Specific Policy Manual § 2.7 and Appendix M, Abortion Justification Form (Rev. July 1, 2002) at http://www.dmap.state.de.us/downloads/manuals/Practitioner.Provider.Specific.pdf.