In light of the public health situation, Parliament Buildings is closed to the public.

No public tours, events or visitor activities will take place, until further notice. 

Assembly business continues, check the business diary for information on Plenary and Committee meetings.

Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill

Bill Number: Bill 15/17-22

Bill Type: Non-Executive

Bill Sponsor: Paul Givan

The Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill is:

A Bill to amend the Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 to remove the ground for an abortion in cases of severe fetal impairment.

Stages of a Bill

Bill StageDate Completed / StatusAll Associated documents and links
Stage 1First Stage 16 February 2021

Bill as Introduced (HTM) (PDF)
Explanatory and Financial Memorandum (HTM) (PDF)

Official Report - 16 February 2021

Stage 2Second Stage To be scheduled  
Committee StageCommittee Stage    
Consideration StageConsideration Stage    
Further Consideration StageFurther Consideration Stage    
Final StageFinal Stage    
Royal AssentRoyal Assent    

Find MLAs

Find your MLAs

Locate MLAs

Search

News and Media Centre

Visit the News and Media Centre

Read press releases, watch live and archived video

Find out more

Follow the Assembly

Follow the Assembly on our social media channels

Keep up-to-date with the Assembly

Find out more