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609.2671 ASSAULT OF AN UNBORN CHILD IN THE SECOND DEGREE.
Whoever assaults a pregnant woman and inflicts substantial bodily harm on an unborn child
who is subsequently born alive may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than five years or
to payment of a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.
As used in this section, "substantial bodily harm" includes the birth of the unborn child prior
to 37 weeks gestation if the child weighs 2,500 grams or less at the time of birth. "Substantial
bodily harm" does not include the inducement of the unborn child's birth when done for bona
fide medical purposes.
History: 1986 c 388 s 12; 1989 c 20 s 1