It’s official! Although the Health Minister David Ashford MHK was questioned about this at last month’s Tynwald, and said that that the Abortion Reform Act would be enacted in May, today he laid the necessary Appointed Day Order before the Court. In brief, certain provisions come into effect TODAY, which will ensure that subordinate legislation, […]
At today’s sitting of Tynwald (Tuesday 15 January) President Steve Rodan MLC announced that the Abortion Reform Bill 2018 has received Royal Assent and will now be signed by the Lieutenant Governor Sir Richard Gozney KMG CVO on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Lord of Mann. We now have the Abortion Reform ACT.
You might be wondering what’s happening with our new Abortion Law – well so, are we. The order paper for the January sitting of Tynwald has been published with no mention of the progress of the Abortion Reform Bill on it so we’ve talked to the mover of the Bill, Dr Alex Allinson MHK to […]
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.