Abortion (Gestational Time Limit Reduction) Bill [HL] 2023-24

lower the gestational time limit for abortion from twenty-four weeks to twenty-two weeks.

Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords)

What is this Bill?

The Abortion (Gestational Time Limit Reduction) Bill [HL] is a Lords Private Members' Bill tabled by Baroness O'Loan.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 07 December 2023 and is currently before Parliament.

Whose idea is this Bill?

As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an Member of the House of Lords (Baroness O'Loan), not the Government.

What type of Bill is this?

Lords Private Members' Bills can be tabled by any member, at any time during the Session. A number of Lords may win ballot slots to receive precedence in the Lords.

So is this going to become a law?

Lords PMBs are extremely unlikely to become law. Unless the Bill receives unanimous support from MPs and can pass 2nd Reading in the Commons without debate, it will not proceed further in the Bill process.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Private Members Bill, Process of a Bill

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Next Event: There is no future stage currently scheduled for this bill

Last Event: Thursday 7th December 2023 - 1st reading (Lords)

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