What is Section 312 IPC?

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  1. Causing miscarriage —

Whoever voluntarily causes a woman with child to miscarry, shall, if such miscarriage be not caused in good faith for the purpose of saving the life of the woman, be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both; and, if the woman be quick with child, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.
Explanation —A woman who causes herself to miscarry, is within the meaning of this section.
CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE
Para I: Punishment—Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine or both—Non-cognizable— Non-bailable—Triable by Magistrate of the first class—Non-compoundable.
Para II: Punishment—Imprisonment for 7 years and fine—Non-cognizable— Bailable—Triable by Magistrate of the first class—Non-compoundable.

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