TITLE 11
Criminal Offenses

CHAPTER 11-9
Children

SECTION 11-9-18


   § 11-9-18  Care of babies born alive during attempted abortions. – Any physician, nurse, or other licensed medical person who knowingly and intentionally fails to provide reasonable medical care and treatment to an infant born alive in the course of an abortion shall be guilty of a felony and upon conviction shall be fined not exceeding five thousand dollars ($5,000), or imprisoned not exceeding five (5) years, or both. Any physician, nurse, or other licensed medical person who knowingly and intentionally fails to provide reasonable medical care and treatment to an infant born alive in the course of an abortion, and, as a result of that failure, the infant dies, shall be guilty of the crime of manslaughter.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1981, ch. 280, § 1.)