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CHAPTER 408

 
H.P. 201 - L.D. 262

 
An Act To Protect Pregnant Women from Acts of Violence

 
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

 
Sec. 1. 17-A MRSA 208-C is enacted to read:

 
208-C. Elevated aggravated assault on pregnant person

 
1.__A person is guilty of elevated aggravated assault on a
pregnant person if that person intentionally or knowingly causes
serious bodily injury to a person the person knows or has reason
to know is pregnant.__For the purposes of this subsection,
"serious bodily injury" includes bodily injury that results in
the termination of a pregnancy.__This subsection does not apply
to acts committed by:

 
A.__Any person relating to an abortion for which the consent
of the pregnant person, or a person authorized by law to act
on her behalf, has been obtained or for which such consent
is implied by law; or

 
B.__Any person for any medical treatment of the pregnant
person or the fetus.

 
2.__Elevated aggravated assault on a pregnant person is a
Class A crime.


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