“Every woman, being with child, who, with intent to procure her own miscarriage, shall unlawfully administer to herself any poison or other noxious thing, or shall unlawfully use any instrument or other means whatsoever with the like intent, and whosoever, with intent to procure the miscarriage of any woman, whether she be or be not with child, shall unlawfully administer to her or cause to be taken by her any poison or other noxious thing, or shall unlawfully use any instrument or other means whatsoever with the like intent, shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof shall be liable . . . F1 to be kept in penal servitude for life . . . F2 …”
Comment: Abortion is legal in the United Kingdom if performed in a hospital within the 24 weeks of pregnancy. Notice that the unborn is still considered to be a person in said country. Nevertheless, self administered abortion is illegal and considered to be a felony. This news item was received from JB.