2021 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 30 - Criminal Offenses
Article 3 - Assault and Battery
Section 30-3-7 - Injury to pregnant woman.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 30-3-7 (2021)

A. Injury to [a] pregnant woman consists of a person other than the woman injuring a pregnant woman in the commission of a felony causing her to suffer a miscarriage or stillbirth as a result of that injury.

B. As used in this section:

(1) "miscarriage" means the interruption of the normal development of the fetus, other than by a live birth and which is not an induced abortion, resulting in the complete expulsion or extraction from a pregnant woman of a product of human conception; and

(2) "stillbirth" means the death of a fetus prior to the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother, irrespective of the duration of pregnancy and which is not an induced abortion; and death is manifested by the fact that after the expulsion or extraction the fetus does not breathe spontaneously or show any other evidence of life such as heart beat, pulsation of the umbilical cord or definite movement of voluntary muscles.

C. Whoever commits injury to [a] pregnant woman is guilty of a third degree felony and shall be sentenced pursuant to the provisions of Section 31-18-15 NMSA 1978.

History: Laws 1985, ch. 239, § 1.


Bracketed material. — The bracketed material was inserted by the compiler and is not part of the law.

Cross references. — For injury to pregnant woman by vehicle, see 66-8-101.1 NMSA 1978.

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