Abortion services

Heading: inserted, on 24 March 2020, by section 13 of the Abortion Legislation Act 2020 (2020 No 6).

183 Abortion procured by person other than health practitioner

(1)

A person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 5 years if the person is not a health practitioner and—

(a)

procures, or attempts to procure, an abortion for a woman; or

(b)

performs, or attempts to perform, an abortion on a woman.

(2)

The woman is not guilty of an offence under this section.

(3)

In this section,—

abortion has the meaning given to it by section 2 of the Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion Act 1977

health practitioner has the meaning given to it by section 5(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.

Section 183: replaced, on 24 March 2020, by section 13 of the Abortion Legislation Act 2020 (2020 No 6).