[PDF] Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) Bill [HL] HL Bill 14 of 2017–19

House of Lords
House of Lords
Publication date:
22 January 2018


This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) Bill [HL] on 26 January 2018.

The Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) Bill seeks to clarify the extent to which a medical practitioner with a conscientious objection may refrain from participating in certain medical activities, namely withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment and activities under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 and the Abortion Act 1967.