Figures released by the UK government Department of Health this week show that, despite the Isle of Man passing the Abortion Reform Act and providing a local service from the end of May 2019, 57 people still travelled to England for terminations last year. https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/abortion-statistics-for-england-and-wales-2019 The comparable 2018 figures show 95 people giving IOM addresses […]
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 […]
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.
Online abortion pills – safe but ILLEGAL in the Isle of Man Mara Clarke from Abortion Support Network talked recently on Sky News about research using figures from WomenOnWeb (and published in the BMJ) that shows that used properly, abortion pills bought from reputable sources online are safe to use. This research was specific to […]
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