Abortion Laws in Cayman Islands
|Law, Regulations||Penal Code Amendment Law, 1989.|
|Time limit||Not specified.|
|Providers||Registered health practitioner.|
|Location of Services||Not specified.|
CAYMAN ISLANDS. Penal Code, 2006 Revision.
Attempts to procure abortion
Whoever with intent to procure the miscarriage of a woman, whether she is or is not with child, unlawfully administers to her any poison or other noxious thing, or uses any force of any kind, or other means whatsoever to that purpose is guilty of an offence.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) no person is guilty of such offence unless it is proved that the act alleged to constitute the offence was not done in good faith for the purpose only of preserving the life of the mother.
(3) Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (2) a health practitioner registered to practice medicine under the Health Practice
Law (2005 Revision) is not guilty of an offence under subsection (1) in respect of any act if such act is first certified in writing by two such registered health practitioners acting in good faith, one of whom is registered by the
Medical and Dental Council as an obstetrician, a gynaecologist or is employed as a Government Medical Officer in either capacity, as being necessary for the purpose of preserving the life of the mother.
Attempt by woman with child to procure abortion
Any woman who, being with child, with intent to procure her own miscarriage, unlawfully administers to herself any poison or other noxious thing, or uses any force of any kind, or uses any other means whatsoever to that purpose, or permits any such thing or means to be administered to her is guilty of an offence.
Supplying drugs or instruments to procure abortion
Whoever unlawfully procures for or supplies to any person any thing whatsoever, knowing that it is intended to be unlawfully used to procure the miscarriage of a woman, whether she is or is not with child, is guilty of an offence.