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Abortion Bill 2017-19

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (under the Ten Minute Rule)
Sponsor:
Diana Johnson

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Next event

  • 2nd reading: House of Commons 2nd reading: House of Commons | 25.01.2019

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 276 2017-19 (as introduced) | PDF version 20.11.2018

Latest news on the Abortion Bill 2017-19

The next stage for this Bill, Second reading, is scheduled to take place on Friday 25 January 2019.

This is a Private Members' Bill and was introduced to Parliament on 23 October 2018 under the Ten Minute Rule.

If you wish to find out more information, please contact its sponsor, Diana Johnson MP.

Summary of the Abortion Bill 2017-19

A Bill to amend the law relating to abortion in England and Wales, and Northern Ireland; to remove criminal liability in respect of abortion performed with the consent of the pregnant woman up to the twenty-fourth week of pregnancy; to repeal sections 59 and 60 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861; to create offences of termination of a pregnancy after its twenty-fourth week and non-consensual termination of a pregnancy; to amend the law relating to conscientious objection to participation in abortion treatment; and for connected purposes.

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