Provision

Whoever voluntarily causes a woman with child to miscarry, shall if such miscarriage be not caused in good 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.


Simply Put

1) Voluntarily causing a woman with child to miscarry;
2) Such miscarriage should not have been caused in good faith for saving the life of the pregnant woman. voluntary miscarriage an offence in two situations: (i) when a woman is with child for which punishment is imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both; and (ii) when a woman is quick with child for which the punishment is imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to 7 years, and shall also be liable to fine.



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