“Isle of Man set to decriminalise abortion”

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.

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Isle of Man abortion law – what’s happening?

Exciting things are going on on both sides of the Irish Sea.  In Ireland the Referendum to remove the 8th amendment from the Constitution is to be held on 25 May.  In Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council has passed a motion to decriminalise use of abortion pills.  In London, Ealing Council has just announced a Public Space Protection Order is to come into effect around a clinic offering abortion services.

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