Section 1. Section 20 of said Chapter 233, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
Except as otherwise provided in section seven of chapter two hundred and seventy-three and except in any proceeding relating to child abuse, including incest, neither husband nor wife shall be compelled to testify before a grand jury or in the trial or any pre-trial or post-trial hearing, of an indictment, complaint, or other criminal proceeding against the other.
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