Dignity clause incorporated into Abortion Reform Bill
Friday, 6 July 2018 - Politics
A late alteration to the Abortion Reform Bill was added last week, to ensure any remains are treated with dignity.
Legislative Council last week approved the bill. Numerous, mainly technical, amendments were approved, while attempts by Bishop Peter Eagles to impose new restrictions were unsuccessful.
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.