VANUATUPenal Code.

 

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KILLING UNBORN CHILD

113. No person shall, when a woman is about to be delivered of a child, prevent the child from being born alive by any act or omission of such a nature that, if the child had been born alive and had then died, he would be deemed to have unlawfully killed a child.

Penalty: Imprisonment for life.

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ABORTION

117. (1) No woman shall intentionally procure her own miscarriage.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 2 years.

(2) No person shall intentionally procure the miscarriage of a woman.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 2 years.

(3) It shall be a defence to any charge under subsections (1) and (2) if the person charged shall show that the miscarriage procured constituted a termination of pregnancy for good medical reasons.

(4) No prosecution shall be commenced under subsection (1) or (2) without the consent in writing of the Public Prosecutor.