|Article 256. Intentional abortion. – Any person who shall intentionally cause an abortion shall suffer:|
|1. The penalty of reclusion temporal, if he shall use any violence upon the person of the pregnant woman.|
|2. The penalty of prision mayor if, without using violence, he shall act without the consent of the woman.|
|3. The penalty of prision correccional in its medium and maximum periods, if the woman shall have consented. (Act 3815, Revised Penal Code)|
Elements of the offense:
1) That there is a pregnant woman; and,
2) That the offender intentionally causes an abortion.
/Updated: January 18, 2023