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 […]
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 […]
The House of Keys went into ‘committee of the whole house’ yesterday (6 March) to consider amendments to the clauses of the Abortion Reform Bill. It was a long, involved debate with excellent points being raised and, ultimately, voted on.
Members of House of Keys play hardball with new amendments to the Abortion Reform Act: threats to ‘reform’ derailed by some significant changes. CALM is, and always has been, about Giving Choice a Voice The amendments being proposed by certain Members of the House of Keys on Tuesday remove, restrict and limit choice. CALM cannot […]
The Isle of Man Abortion Reform Bill 2017 has a new name to reflect its new status! It reached the ‘consideration of clauses’ stage on Tuesday 13 February and Dr Alex Allinson MHK moved Clause 1, the short title of the bill, as the Abortion Reform Act 2018.
Time for a CALM update Two years since setting up CALM we thought it was time to bring everyone up to date. In the beginning … In 2016 a small group of activists decided that it was time the Isle of Man’s outdated Termination of Pregnancy (Medical Defences) Act was updated. Women who were unhappy […]
Isle of Man abortion research findings now available Dr Rebecca Rowley PhD recently gave a public lecture about the results of her research into abortion in the Isle of Man. Her lecture was filmed as part of the UCMTalks season and you can view it here: If you’d rather read her presentation, here it is: […]
Dr Alex Allinson MHK has taken the responses to the public consultation into account with his publication of the full Bill to go before the House of Keys in January 2018. The public response to Dr Allinson’s first draft was the biggest ever achieved by IOM Government on any subject, with over 3,500 individuals and […]
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 […]