Abortion

182 Killing unborn child
  • (1) Every one is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years who causes the death of any child that has not become a human being in such a manner that he or she would have been guilty of murder if the child had become a human being.

    (2) No one is guilty of any offence who before or during the birth of any child causes its death by means employed in good faith for the preservation of the life of the mother.

    Compare: 1908 No 32 s 220

    Section 182(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 7 of the Crimes Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 27).