2016 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 30 - Criminal Offenses
Article 5 - Abortion
Section 30-5-3 - Criminal abortion.

NM Stat § 30-5-3 (2016) What's This?

30-5-3. Criminal abortion.

Criminal abortion consists of administering to any pregnant woman any medicine, drug or other substance, or using any method or means whereby an untimely termination of her pregnancy is produced, or attempted to be produced, with the intent to destroy the fetus, and the termination is not a justified medical termination.

Whoever commits criminal abortion is guilty of a fourth degree felony. Whoever commits criminal abortion which results in the death of the woman is guilty of a second degree felony.

History: 1953 Comp., 40A-5-3, enacted by Laws 1969, ch. 67, 3.

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