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STATEMENT: Joint statement on Scotland Bill Amendment NC56, Abortion

An amendment seeking to devolve abortion law to Scotland has been lodged in Parliament by anti-abortion MPs this week.

The Pro Life All-Party Parliamentary Group seek to amend the Scotland Bill to remove abortion from the list of powers that would remain reserved to Westminster.

The Scotland Bill, concerned with transferring a number of important and complex powers to Scotland including vast areas of financial power such as income tax and VAT, is scheduled for debate in parliament on Mon 7 July 2015.

The Abortion Rights Committee Scotland have joined with a number of organisations across Scotland to issue a joint statement on the amendment regarding abortion. You can read it here:

Joint statement on Scotland Bill – NC56 – Abortion