If the referendum passes, might a future constitutional challenge require the government to lift the time limits for abortion access?

Unlikely.

Some people are concerned that, although the government has proposed a clear 12-week time limit for access to abortion on request, (more details here) a future constitutional challenge could require that time limit to be lifted, so that abortion on request would be permitted up to viability.

However, at the present time, it is unlikely that a future Supreme Court decision would require substantial change to that time limit.

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