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Abortion Bill [HL] 2019-21

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords)
Sponsor:
Baroness Barker

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Lords

  1. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Commons
    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 Lords 2nd reading: House of Lords | Date to be announced

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Lords HL Bill 31 (as introduced) | PDF version 15.01.2020

Latest news on the Abortion Bill [HL] 2019-21

First reading took place on 15 January. This stage is a formality that signals the start of the Bill's journey through the Lords.

Second reading - the general debate on all aspects of the Bill - is yet to be scheduled.

Summary of the Abortion Bill [HL] 2019-21

A Bill to decriminalise the consensual termination of a pregnancy which has not exceeded its twenty-fourth week and in other prescribed circumstances; and to create a criminal offence for non-consensual termination of pregnancy

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