Almost two years after the Abortion Reform Act 2019 came into being , the Tynwald Social Affairs Policy Review Committee (SAPRC) is finally asking for feedback from service users. But, since the provisions of the Act came into place in May 2019, CALM (Campaign for Abortion Law Modernisation) has heard from people who have been […]
Isle of Man Abortion Reform Act - one year on.
The long-awaited statistics on abortion care on the Island have finally been published, and the good news is that the Abortion Reform Act 2019 has meant that there is finally a service that provides support and care for anyone seeking an abortion.
On 15 June 2021 the Social Affairs Policy Review Committee report on the Island’s abortion services was presented to Tynwald and CALM was delighted to hear Health Minister, David Ashford MHK say that Manx Care is relaunching access to Abortion Services with more publicity and online signposting. Not before time! The Abortion Reform Act was […]
Great, we changed the law. Tynwald passed the Abortion Reform Act 2019 and the service was put in place in May that year. But you’d be forgiven for not knowing how to access it. As we said back in 2019, passing the law is one thing but the services promised there had to be offered, […]
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 […]
It’s official: the Isle of Man is a pro-choice country, and there’s a law to prove it. A quick recap: the Campaign for Abortion Law Modernisation started in the back room of a pub in Spring 2016, when a few pretty angry people met to discuss what could be done to change the exisiting abortion […]
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 […]
Abortion is now legal in the Isle of Man. If you’d like information, advice, or to book an appointment, call 01624 642521 – and, as the Abortion Reform Act 2019 says, you don’t need to be referred by your GP. It’s the same number for early medical abortions, available on-Island, or to access fully-funded terminations […]