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Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2006-07

Private Members' Bill - Introduced by Mrs Nadine Dorries

Progress of Bill including links to debates

Key to abbreviations 
C C C C C L L L L L    
1R 2R Comm Rep 3R 1R 2R Comm Rep 3R PP RA

Related Business Papers

18 Dec 06 Bill 41 06-07PDF Bill as Introduced - pdf version
18 Dec 06 Bill 41 06-07 Bill as Introduced - html version

About the Bill

Reduce the time limit for legal terminations of pregnancy from 24 to 20 weeks; to introduce a cooling-off period after the first point of contact with a medical practitioner about a termination; to require the provision of counselling about the medical risk of, and about matters relating to, termination and bringing the pregnancy to term as a condition of informed consent to termination; and for connected purposes.

About Private Members' Bills

Private Members' Bills are Public Bills introduced by MPs and Lords who aren't government ministers. As with other Public Bills their purpose is to change the law as it applies to the general population

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