Section 82, 83 Crimes Act | Abortion


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The Legislation

Section 82, 83 of the Crimes Act is the offence of Abortion and is extracted below.

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82 Administering drugs etc to herself by woman with child

Whosoever, being a woman with child,

unlawfully administers to herself any drug or noxious thing, or
unlawfully uses any instrument or other means,
with intent in any such case to procure her miscarriage,

shall be liable to imprisonment for ten years.

83 Administering drugs etc to woman with intent

Whosoever:

unlawfully administers to, or causes to be taken by, any woman, whether with child or not, any drug or noxious thing, or
unlawfully uses any instrument or other means,
with intent in any such case to procure her miscarriage,

shall be liable to imprisonment for ten years.