Whoever, by any means or procedure, were to cause a foetus an injury or disease that seriously damages the normal development thereof or causes such foetus a serious physical or mental handicap, shall be punished with a prison sentence of one to four years and special barring from practising any health profession, or providing services of all kinds at public or private gynaecological clinics, institutions or surgeries, for a term of two to eight years.
Whoever, due to serious negligence, were to commit the acts described in the preceding Article, shall be punished with a sentence of imprisonment of three to five months or a fine from six to ten months.
When the acts described in the preceding Article are committed by professional negligence, the punishment of special barring from practice of the profession, trade or office for a term of six months to two years shall also be imposed.
The pregnant woman shall not be penalised under this provision.
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