CALM petition delivered to Isle of Man’s Chief Minister

2,795 sign CALM petition

Representatives of the Campaign for Abortion Law Modernisation today delivered the change.org petition to the Isle of Man’s Chief Minister, Howard Quayle MHK.

This petition, which asks Tynwald to ‘reform the Isle of Man’s abortion laws to offer women a genuine choice’ was launched in May 2016, and closed on 1 November 2017.  Over 70% of those who’ve signed it gave addresses on the Island and a number of those with UK addresses are Manx students.

 

Dr Alex Allinson MHK’s Abortion Reform Bill 2017 will shortly have its first reading in the House of Keys.  CALM believes that this petition, along with the public consultation on the draft Bill, shows that the people of the Island understand that reform of the existing Termination of Pregnancy (Medical Defences) is long overdue.

Thanks to everyone who signed our petition, and to everyone who responded to the consultation.