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PE1996: Take action to prevent discriminatory abortions for disability in Scotland

Petition Summary

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to legislate to ensure that abortions cannot take place after 24 weeks in circumstances where the child is likely to have a disability.

Petitioner: Calum MacKellar on behalf of the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics

Status: Under consideration

Date published: 15 December 2022

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Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee Consideration

Committee Meetings

22 March 2023: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders

Official Report of Meeting 22 March 2023


Written Submissions

PE1996/A: Scottish Government submission of 16 January 2023 (145.7KB, pdf)