We understand that the Abortion Reform Bill is awaiting Royal Assent, and this should be forthcoming soon(ish) but we’re going to have to wait until January to find out. The January sitting of Tynwald will be held from Tuesday 15th to Thursday 17th and we hope we’ll be able to bring you good news then. […]
The November sitting of Tynwald begins at 10.30am on Tuesday, and the Abortion Reform Bill 2018 will be signed by Members of the House of Keys and Members of the Legislative Council that morning. This vital part of the legislative process does not take place in public – but once signed the Bill is delivered […]
The Isle of Man’s House of Keys is to debate the final amendments to the Abortion Reform Bill 2018 on Tuesday 30 October. Key points in this Bill include: Decriminalisation of abortion in the Isle of Man, the first jurisdication in the British Isles to do this. Provision of abortion on request, up to 14 […]
CALM is disappointed that the Abortion Reform Bill has been delayed a further week.
In early 2016, a small group of ‘concerned citizens’ got together to discuss how they could campaign for a new abortion law for the Isle of Man, and CALM was born. With no money but a lot of enthusiasm we decided on a name and a strapline and persuaded a local graphic designer to work […]
After the Lord Bishop delayed the ‘consideration of clauses’ of the Abortion Reform Bill 2018 at the last sitting of the Isle of Man’s Legislative Council when he introduced three new witnesses, the upper branch of Tynwald is back again on Tuesday 26 June to carry on where it left off.
Lord Bishop proposes eight amendments to Abortion Reform Bill Tuesday 12 June sees the second reading of the Bill in the Legislative Council and the Lord Bishop has proposed EIGHT amendments – and every single one of them has already been debated – and rejected – in the House of Keys. CALM sees this as […]
The Abortion Reform Bill 2018 will have its first reading in the Legislative Council on Tuesday 22 May. It’s Item 3 on the order paper – the sitting starts at 10.30am in Legislative Chamber – but it’s likely that any debate will take place at the second reading on a date to be confirmed. You […]
Yes, you read that right. That was just one of the headlines we woke up to today when a story issued by the Press Association was picked up by the UK press including The Guardian, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, The Mirror, and ITV and a whole host of others. Isle of Man abortion law […]