Abortion Laws in Uganda
|Law, Regulations||Penal Code Act, 1950.|
|Time limit||Not specified.|
|Location of Services||Not specified.|
UGANDA. The Penal Code Act.
136. Attempts to procure abortion
Any person who, with intent to procure miscarriage of a woman, whether she is or is not with a child, unlawfully administers to her or causes her to take any poison or other noxious things, or uses any force of any kind, or uses any other means whatever, is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for fourteen years.
137. Procuring miscarriage
Any woman who, being with a 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 whatever, or permits any such things or means to be administered or used to her, is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for seven years.
138. Supplying drugs etc., to procure abortion
Any person who unlawfully supplies to or procures it for any person any thing whatever, 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 a felony and is liable to imprisonment for three years.
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205. Killing unborn child
Any person who, when a woman is about to be delivered of a child, prevents the child from being born alive by any act or omission or such a nature that, if the child had been born alive and had then died, he would be deemed to have unlawfully killed the child, is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for life.
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217. Surgical operation
A person is not criminally responsible for performing in good faith and with reasonable care and skill a surgical operation upon any person for his benefit, or upon an unborn child for the preservation of his mother’s life, if the performance of the operation is reasonable, having regard to the patient’s state at the time, and to all the circumstances of the case.
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