Iune 19: He Kānāwai e Hōʻole ana i ka Hoʻopaʻi ʻana i nā Wahine i Loaʻa nā Keiki Moekolohe

June 19, 1852: An Act Abolishing the Punishment of Women Who Become Pregnant by Fornication or Adultery

In the statute below, a woman who became pregnant by “fornication” or “adultery” would not be fined or punished until after the birth of the child. If the child lived past the age of four months, the woman would not be punished. But if the child failed to live to the age of four months, the woman would be found guilty and punished in accordance with Chapter XIII of the Penal Code.

Available in Session Laws, He Kumukanawai a me Na Kanawai, 1852.

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