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Section 312 in The Indian Penal code ( Causing miscarriage.)

SECTION 312; According to INDIAN PANEL CODE 1860 SECTION 312  say that "Whatever voluntarily causes a women with a child to miscarry shall if such miscarriage be not caused in good faith for the purpose of saving  the life of the women be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or both; and if women be quick with child , shall be  punished  with imprisonment. or either description for a term which may extend to seven years and shall be liable to fine.
This section has an explanation which says that a women who causes herself to miscarry ,is within the meaning of this section "

According to SECTION 3(J) OF THE MATERNITY BENEFIT ACT 1961, it mean expulsion of the contents of pregnant uterus at any period prior to or during the twenty -sixth week of pregnancy , but does not includes any miscarriage ,  the causing of which is punishable under THE INDIAN PANEL CODE 1860 , punished with imprisonment.

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