UK abortion statistics out now

88 women went from the Isle of Man to England or Wales for terminations in 2016

This is 17 fewer than 2015, but it’s not all good news.  Statistics show that more women are buying safe, but illegal, abortion tablets online for a Do-It-Yourself termination, risking prosecution and, because they are illegal in the Isle of Man, with no medical care or counselling.

This is not acceptable.  The Isle of Man should treat its women better.

We look forward to Dr Alex Allinson MHK’s Private Members Bill being introduced to Tynwald.  In the meantime we will continue to raise awareness of the current legisation (the Termination of Pregancy (Medical Defences) Act 1995) and the discrimation and financial hardship its draconian restrictions cause.

For the UK figures, click here

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/618533/Abortion_stats_2016_commentary_with_tables.pdf

and this is the link to the IOM legislation:

http://bit.ly/2s4PDQT

 

 

 

 

Public meeting to discuss research into Abortion Law

Meeting planned for Thursday 23 March

Thursday 23 March, 7.30pm South Douglas Old Friends’ Association, Finch Road, Douglas IM1 2PX

Dr Claire Pierson and Dr Fiona Bloomer are visiting the Isle of Man later this week to discuss our current abortion law with politicians and health service professionals and to meet CALM supporters to talk about what improvements should be made.

At 7.30pm this meeting will be opened up to the public for Claire and Fiona to present their research findings. If you’d like to come along, this is where to find the meeting.

 

 

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Northern Irish implications for the Manx Abortion debate

Dr Kathryn McNeill's talk to the Northern Ireland Assembly

Dr Kathryn McNeilly’s talk in the Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series (KESS)at the Northern Ireland Assembly

This is the first in a series of 3 posts about talks on abortion law given by three professional and well respected academics in January 2017.  The arguments laid out here have important implications for our Campaign for Abortion Law Modernisation in the Isle of Man (more…)