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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
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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