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Legal Statutes: Delaware

UPDATED April 12, 2017

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Subpart A. Assaults and Related Offenses

back to top§ 606. Abuse of a pregnant female in the first degree; class B felony

(a) A person is guilty of abuse of a pregnant female in the first degree when in the course of or in furtherance of the commission or attempted commission of assault third degree any violent felony against or upon a pregnant female, or while in immediate flight therefrom, the person intentionally and without her consent causes the unlawful termination of her pregnancy.

(b) It is no defense to a prosecution under this section that the person was unaware that the victim was pregnant.

(c) Prosecution under this section does not preclude prosecution under any other section of the Delaware Code. Abuse of a pregnant female in the first degree is a class B felony.
72 Laws 1999, ch. 43, § 4, eff. June 10, 1999; 70 Laws 1995, ch. 186, § 1, eff. July 10, 1995.