Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] — Abortion on grounds of disability — 28 Jan 2008 at 21:38
Amendment 163 tabled by crossbencher Baroness Masham of Ilton that would remove the grounds for lawful ground for abortion where there is a substantial risk that if the child were born it would suffer from such physical or mental abnormalities.
moved Amendment No. 163:
Before Clause 59, insert the following new Clause-
"Amendment of law relating to late abortion
(1) In subsection (1) of section 1 of the Abortion Act 1967 (c. 87), paragaph (d) is repealed.
(2) In subsection (2) of section 5 of that Act, paragraph (a) is repealed."
On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 163) shall be agreed to?
Their Lordships divided: Contents, 22; Not-Contents, 89.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
|Party||Majority (Not-Content)||Minority (Content)||Turnout|
|Con||2||13 (+1 tell)||7.8%|
|Crossbench||8||2 (+1 tell)||5.9%|
|Lab||64 (+1 tell)||1||30.4%|
|LDem||12 (+1 tell)||3||20.3%|
|Lord Taylor of Holbeach||Con (front bench)||no|
|Lord Alton of Liverpool||Crossbench||aye|
|Baroness Masham of Ilton||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Clarke of Hampstead||Lab||aye|
|Lord Burnett||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Baroness Williams of Crosby||LDem||aye|