Abortion (Disability Equality) Bill (HL Bill 95)





Make provision for disability equality in respect of abortions.

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and
consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Disability equality in respect of abortions

(1) The Abortion Act 1967 is amended as follows.

(2) Omit section 1(1)(d).

(3) Omit section 5(2)(a).

(4) 5In section 5(2)(b)—

(a) omit “other”; and

(b) for “applies” substitute “apply”.

2 Impact of this Act

(1) The Secretary of State must, at a time the Secretary of State considers
10appropriate, undertake a review of the impact of this Act on disabled children,
their families and carers, and the provision of support services.

(2) The Secretary of State must make arrangements for a report of the review to be
laid before each House of Parliament.

3 Extent, commencement and short title

(1) 15This Act extends to England and Wales and Scotland.

(2) Section 1 comes into force at the end of the period of two months beginning
with the day on which this Act is passed.

(3) This section comes into force on the day on which this Act is passed.

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(4) This Act may be cited as the Abortion (Disability Equality) Act 2017.