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 […]
At this month’s Tynwald sitting (21 – 23 May) Members are being asked to approve three orders which will ensure that the regulations in the Abortion Reform Act 2019 actually work. The first Order http://www.tynwald.org.im/business/opqp/sittings/20182021/2019-SD-0216.pdf refers to access zones around Noble’s hospital – a topic dear to CALM’s heart as provision of these (or buffer […]
The Abortion Reform Act 2019 is law, and here at CALM we are now turning our attention to how it will be enacted – on 24 May – and how abortion services will be provided. So we were interested to see that Lawrie Hooper MHK tabled the following question for written reply to the Health […]
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 […]
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.
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.