§ 16-5-29. Battery of an unborn child.

CODE OF GEORGIA

Title 16. CRIMES AND OFFENSES

Chapter 5. CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON

Article 2. ASSAULT AND BATTERY

Current through 2019 Chapter 321

§ 16-5-29. Battery of an unborn child

(a) For the purposes of this Code section, the term "unborn child" means a member of the species homo sapiens at any stage of development who is carried in the womb.
(b) A person commits the offense of battery of an unborn child when such person, without legal justification, intentionally inflicts physical harm upon an unborn child.
(c) A person convicted of the offense of battery of an unborn child shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
(d) Nothing in this Code section shall be construed to permit the prosecution of:
(1) Any person for conduct relating to an abortion for which the consent of the pregnant woman, or person authorized by law to act on her behalf, has been obtained or for which such consent is implied by law;
(2) Any person for any medical treatment of the pregnant woman or her unborn child; or
(3) Any woman with respect to her unborn child.

Cite as OCGA § 16-5-29

History. Added by 2006 Ga. Laws 654, §1, eff. 7/1/2006.