Medical Treatment (Termination of Pregnancy in Case of Risk to Life of Pregnant Woman) Bill 2012: First Stage

I move:

That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to provide for termination of pregnancy where a real and substantial risk to the life of the pregnant woman exists; to make provision for the prevention of any curtailment, hindrance or preclusion of such treatment that may arise as a result of the pregnancy of the woman; and to provide for related matters.

On behalf of myself, Deputy Wallace and Deputy Joan Collins, I am delighted to put forward this long overdue legislation on the 20th anniversary of the X case to enable women to avail of abortion in Ireland where their lives are threatened.

Is the Bill opposed?

Question put and agreed to.

Since this is a Private Members' Bill, Second Stage must, under Standing Orders, be taken in Private Members' time.

I move: "That the Bill be taken in Private Members' time."

Question put and agreed to.