and you need just one phone number: 01624 642521. We understand that some people – even some health professionals – don’t know that this is a self-referral service. Here at CALM we assumed that everyone knew this, but it appears not. So here’s a quick recap: If you’re pregnant, and for any reason do not want […]
Figures released this week by the UK Government Department of Health show that 95 women travelled from the Isle of Man to England or Wales for terminations in 2018 – the year during which the Isle of Man Abortion Reform Bill (now Act) was going through the legislative process and being debated in numerous sittings […]
The Isle of Man DHSC has chosen not to announce details of the new Manx abortion service which is available from today – so we’ll do it for them. The good news is that there is a dedicated booking and information telephone number (01624 642521). The bad news is that for now, this BPAS-run service […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.