SRI LANKA.  Penal Code.

 

303.  Whoever voluntarily causes a woman with child to miscarry shall, if such miscarriage not be caused in could faith for the purpose of saving the life of the woman, be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both; and if the woman be quick with child, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.

 

Explanation:  A woman who causes herself to miscarry is within the meaning of this section.

 

304.  Whoever commits the offence defined in the last preceding section without the consent of the woman, whether she is quick with child or not, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to twenty years, and shall also be liable to fine.

 

305.  Whoever, with intent to cause the miscarriage of a woman with child, does any act which causes the death of such woman shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to twenty years, and shall also be liable to fine.

 

Explanation:  It is not essential to this offence that the offender should know that the act is likely to cause death.

 

306.  Whoever, before the birth of any child, does any act with the intention thereby preventing that child from being born alive, or causing it to die after its birth, if such act not be caused in good faith for the purpose of saving the life of the mother, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, or with fine, or with both.

 

307.  Whoever, does any act under such circumstances that if he thereby caused death he would be guilty of culpable homicide, and does by such act cause the death of a quick unborn child, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

 

Illustration:  A, knowing that he is likely to cause the death of a pregnant woman does an act which, if it caused the death of the pregnant woman, would amount to culpable homicide.  The woman is injured, but does not die; but the death of an unborn quick child with which she is pregnant is thereby caused.  A is guilty of the offence defined in this section.