This omnibus bill amends the law to decriminalise abortion, better align the regulation of abortion services with other health services, and modernise the legal framework for abortion currently set out in the Crimes Act 1961 and the Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion Act 1977.
Royal Assent given 23 March 2020.
Enacted as the Abortion Legislation Act 2020 (2020/6)
Passed by a majority of 17 votes (68 ayes, 51 noes, 0 abstentions)
Passed by a majority of 42 votes (81 ayes, 39 noes, 0 abstentions)
Passed by a majority of 71 votes (94 ayes, 23 noes, 0 abstentions)
|Bill type||Government bill|
|Introduced||5 August 2019|
|First reading||8 August 2019|
|Select Committee||Abortion Legislation Committee|
|Public submissions due||19 September 2019|
|Select Committee report back||14 February 2020|
|Second reading||3 March 2020|
|Committee of the whole House||17 March 2020|
|Third reading||18 March 2020|
|Royal Assent||23 March 2020|
|Enacted as||Abortion Legislation Act 2020 (2020/6)|
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