Amendment to the Motion

Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve – in the House of Lords at 7:48 pm on 15 June 2020.

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Lord Shinkwin:

Tabled by Lord Shinkwin

Leave out from “that” to the end, and insert “this House declines to approve the Regulations because (1) they are drafted in such a way as to promote the stereotype that those with non-fatal disabilities are worthy of less protection in law than those who are not disabled; (2) to that extent they do not comply with the recommendation in paragraph 85 of the United Nation’s Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women’s report Inquiry concerning the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland under article 8 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, published on 21 March 2018, in particular that legal grounds for abortion should be expanded ‘without perpetuating stereotypes towards persons with disabilities’; and (3) to that extent they are counter to the decision of the House on 17 July 2019 in amending the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Bill to implement the recommendations of paragraph 85 of that report.”

Amendment not moved.

Ayes 355, Noes 77.

Division number 4 Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve — Amendment to the Motion

Aye: 355 Members of the House of Lords

No: 77 Members of the House of Lords

Aye: A-Z by last name

No: A-Z by last name

Division conducted remotely on Viscount Younger of Leckie’s Motion

Motion agreed.