LegCo approves Abortion Reform Bill
Tuesday, 26 June 2018
The Abortion Reform Bill has been approved fully by the Legislative Council.
This morning, MLCs dealt with all of its clauses - including 71 proposed amendments - and then suspended rules so that they could take the third and final reading at the same sitting. At that point, the historic vote to approve wide-reaching change was 8-1 in favour, with only Bishop Peter Eagles voting against.
The bill will still need to go back to the House of Keys for final approval, however.