Provision

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


Simply put

An act done with the intention of preventing a child being born alive or causing it to die after birth has been made punishable under this section. The section states that whoever before the birth of any child does any act with the intention of thereby preventing the child from being born alive or causing it to die after it is born, and by such act does prevent that child from being born alive, or causes it to die after it is born, shall, if such act be not caused in good faith for the purpose of saving the life of the mother, be punished with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to 10 years, or with fine, or with both.



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