Provision

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 ten years, and shall also be liable to fine;
if act done without woman's consent.--and if the act is done without the consent of the woman, shall be punished either with [imprisonment for life], or with the punishment above mentioned.


Simply put

This section penalises causing death by an act done with the intention of causing miscarriage. It says that whoever, with the intention of causing miscarriage of a woman with child, does any act by which death of such woman is caused, shall be punished with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine; and if the act is done without the consent of the woman, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to ten years and shall also be liable to fine.



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