609.2664 MANSLAUGHTER OF AN UNBORN CHILD IN THE FIRST DEGREE.
Whoever does any of the following is guilty of manslaughter of an unborn child in the first
degree and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 15 years or to payment of a fine
of not more than $30,000, or both:
(1) intentionally causes the death of an unborn child in the heat of passion provoked by
such words or acts of another as would provoke a person of ordinary self-control under like
(2) causes the death of an unborn child in committing or attempting to commit a misdemeanor
or gross misdemeanor offense with such force or violence that death of or great bodily harm to
any person or unborn child was reasonably foreseeable, and murder of an unborn child in the first
or second degree was not committed thereby; or
(3) intentionally causes the death of an unborn child because the actor is coerced by threats
made by someone other than the actor's coconspirator and which cause the actor to reasonably
believe that the act performed by the actor is the only means of preventing imminent death to
the actor or another.
History: 1986 c 388 s 9; 1986 c 444