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The Human Resource and Social Development Committee of the House of Representatives is inviting views and comments from the public on Private Member’s Motion No. 61/2018 which is currently before the Committee. Private Member’s Motion No. 61/2018 concerns the issue of abortion, particularly, the recommendations of the Abortion Policy Group and steps to repeal sections 72 and 73 of the Offences against the Person Act, by substituting it with a civil law entitled “Termination of Pregnancy Act” as recommended by the Abortion Policy Review Group in 2007.

 Please send written submissions by FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019 to:


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Persons making submissions may be required to appear before the Committee at short notice to explain their views..

You may download a copy of Private Member’s Motion No. 61/2018 by clicking here

A copy of the Abortion Policy Group's Report can be viewed by clicking here 


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