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      RS 14:87.1     

  

§87.1.  Killing a child during delivery

A.  Killing a child during delivery is the intentional destruction, during parturition of the mother, of the vitality or life of a child in a state of being born and before actual birth, which child would otherwise have been born alive; provided, however, that the crime of killing a child during delivery shall not be construed to include any case in which the death of a child results from the use by a physician of a procedure during delivery which is necessary to save the life of the child or of the mother and is used for the express purpose of and with the specific intent of saving the life of the child or of the mother.

B.  Whoever commits the crime of killing a child during delivery shall be imprisoned at hard labor in the penitentiary for life.

Added by Acts 1973, No. 74, §1; Acts 2014, No. 791, §7.



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