HL Deb 14 May 1996 vol 572 c393

3.7 p.m.

Viscount Brentford

My Lords, I beg to introduce a Bill to amend the Abortion Act 1967 to prohibit the termination of a pregnancy on the grounds that the child, if it were born, would suffer from Down's syndrome. I beg to move that the Bill be now read a first time.

Moved, That the Bill be now read a first time.—(Viscount Brentford.)

On Question, Bill read a first time, and to be printed.