Christian Concern, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care: CA 25 Sep 2020

In proceedings for judicial review the appellant challenged the ‘Approval of a Class of Places’ within the Abortion Act 1967 as amended made by the Secretary of State on 30 March 2020. This approves the ‘home of a pregnant woman’ as being a place which is authorised for the purpose of section 1 of the 1967 Act where the treatment for early medical abortion may be carried out. The Approval was made under sections 1(3) and (3A) of the 1967 Act. It is time limited until either the date when the temporary provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020 expire or two years, whichever is the earlier.

Lady Justice Nicola Davies
[2020] EWCA Civ 1239
Abortion Act 1967, Coronavirus Act 2020
England and Wales

Health Professions, Licensing, Health

Updated: 30 November 2021; Ref: scu.654037