MALTA.  Criminal Code, as amended through 2007.

 

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241. (1) Whosoever, by any food, drink, medicine, or by

violence, or by any other means whatsoever, shall cause the

miscarriage of any woman with child, whether the woman be

consenting or not, shall, on conviction, be liable to imprisonment

for a term from eighteen months to three years.

 

(2) The same punishment shall be awarded against any woman

who shall procure her own miscarriage, or who shall have

consented to the use of the means by which the miscarriage is

procured.

 

242. If the means used shall cause the death of the woman, or

shall cause a serious injury to her person, whether the miscarriage

has taken place or not, the offender shall, on conviction, be liable to

the punishment applicable to wilful homicide or wilful bodily

harm, diminished by one to three degrees.

 

243. Any physician, surgeon, obstetrician, or apothecary, who

shall have knowingly prescribed or administered the means

whereby the miscarriage is procured, shall, on conviction, be liable

to imprisonment for a term from eighteen months to four years, and

to perpetual interdiction from the exercise of his profession.

 

243A. Whosoever, through imprudence, carelessness,

unskilfulness in his art or profession, or non-observance of

regulations, causes the miscarriage of a woman with child, shall, on

conviction, be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six

months or to a fine (multa) not exceeding two thousand and three

hundred and twenty-nine euro and thirty-seven cents (2,329.37).

 

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