Johnson Abortion Bill Voted Down
A radical abortion bill that would have changed the law on abortion in Northern Ireland has failed to pass through the House of Commons at its second reading. This means that the Bill is now very unlikely to progress any further in this current session.
The bill was first introduced by Labour MP Diana Johnson as a Ten Minute Rule Motion in October. The highly controversial motion sought to impose abortion on Northern Ireland and to remove many of the current legal safeguards around abortion provision in England and Wales.
UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, in a letter to a constituent, outlined her concerns about the bill, including the lack of safeguards and legal framework, and the threat it posed to devolution in Northern Ireland.
Right to Life UK. November 23.