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|§1 One who commits homicide, or who by force or by fraud abducts, imprisons, mutilates or gravely wounds a person, is to be punished, according to the gravity of the offence, with the penalties mentioned in can. 1336. In the case of the homicide of one of those persons mentioned in can. 1370, the offender is punished with the penalties prescribed there and also in §3 of this canon.
§2 A person who actually procures an abortion incurs a latae sententiae excommunication.
[NB see Authentic Interpretation of former canon 1398, 23.V.1988]
§3 If offences dealt with in this canon are involved, in more serious cases the guilty cleric is to be dismissed from the clerical state.
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