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12th July 2018, 20:16

Government to begin consultation towards Command Paper on abortion

The Government has announced it’s to begin a process of consultation towards a Command Paper on abortion. This, it says, will include but not be limited to pro-life and pro-choice groups who have already met with the Chief Minister. Number Six says this has been prompted by the decision of the UK Supreme Court in respect of the law in Northern Ireland, which, it says, is similar to Gibraltar’s. The Chief Minister says this decision means Gibraltar must act to ensure its laws are compatible with European conventions and its own constitution.

The Government says the Cabinet’s move follows the considered decisions of the Executive Committees of the GSLP and Liberal Party. Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, joins us now in the studio.