CHAPTER CXCL {Public Laws of 1881}

A Supplement to an act “For the punishment of crimes" [Revision], approved March twenty seventh, one thousand eight hundred and seventy four.

‘1. BE IT FNACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the state of New Jersey, That section seventy five of the act to which this a supplement be and the same is hereby amended so as to be and read as follows, viz.

75. And be it enacted, That if any person maliciously or without lawful justification, with intent to cause and procure the miscarriage of a woman then pregnant with child, shall administer to her, prescribe for her, or advise or direct her to take or swallow any poison, drug or medicine, or noxious thing, and if any person or persons, maliciously and without lawful justification, shall use any instrument or means whatever, with the like intent, he shall, on conviction thereof, be adjudged guilty of a high misdemeanor; and if the woman or child die in consequence thereof, shall be punished by fine not exceeding five thousand dollars, or imprisonment at hard labor for a term not exceeding fifteen years, or both, at the discretion of the court; and in case the woman or child do not die in consequence thereof, such offender, on conviction thereof, shall be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor, and be punished by fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or imprisonment at hard labor for a term not exceeding five years, or both, in the discretion of the court before whom such con­viction shall be had.

2. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect immediately.

Approved March 25, 1881.