Domestic Abuse Bill - Abortion Amendments

I do very much understand the deeply sensitive nature of this matter, however I was pleased that the two amendments in question on abortion were withdrawn from the Domestic Abuse Bill earlier this week.

I quite agree that this was not the appropriate place to be considering these amendments and that they require more detailed scrutiny at another occasion.

Further, I am pleased that the Government will soon be conducting a full inquiry into the safety, number and impact of abortions carried out under the temporary coronavirus crisis provisions, and look forward to seeing the findings of this inquiry in due course.