B. Illegal abortion
- Any termination of pregnancy not performed by medical practitioners, or not in a designated clinic or hospital is illegal.
- Any termination of pregnancy performed by medical practitioners after 24 weeks is illegal, unless it is necessary to save the life of the pregnant woman.
It is an offence for a woman to abort her own baby illegally. For women who intent to procure their own miscarriage with unlawful administration of poison or other noxious thing or by use of any instrument or means, the maximum sentence is 7 years.
Any person who encourages a pregnant woman to go for an abortion is liable for criminal prosecution. Any person who with intent to procure the miscarriage of any woman and has unlawfully administered poison or other noxious thing or by use of any instrument or means shall be liable to a fine and imprisonment for life. Anyone who supplies or procures any poison or other noxious thing or by use of any instrument or means with knowledge of intended use for procuring miscarriage is liable to 3 years imprisonment.