Illegal abortion- a crime against the life, health, freedom and dignity of a pregnant woman.
An abortion made by a doctor outside an inpatient hospital or in the presence of medical contraindications (acute and subacute inflammation, genital processes, acute infectious diseases, pregnancy for more than 12 weeks in the absence of medical indications, etc.) is considered illegal.
Criminal liability for illegal abortionoccurs regardless of the period of pregnancy and the method of its implementation (operational, mechanical, toxic, etc.).
The doctor who producedillegal abortionshall be punished with correctional labor for up to two years or with a fine or public reprimand. For committing an illegal abortion by a person who does not have a special medical education and has reached the age of 16, including a person of a nursing staff or a doctor who, by virtue of his specialty (for example, a dentist) has no right to perform this operation, is punished with freedom for up to two years or correctional labor for a period of one to two years.
If aillegal abortioncaused a long-term health disorder (serious or moderate bodily injury, infertility, etc.) or the death of the victim, the guilty (including and the doctor) are punished - imprisonment for up to 6 years.
A woman who has undergone an illegal abortion or has terminated her pregnancy herself is not criminally liable.
Forcing a woman to commit an abortion (if it was made) comes criminal liability. The guilty person shall be punished with correctional labor for up to one year or public reprimand.