Dignity clause incorporated into Abortion Reform Bill
Friday, 6 July 2018 - Politics
A late alteration to the Abortion Reform Bill was added last week, to ensure any remains are treated with dignity.
Legislative Council last week approved the bill. Numerous, mainly technical, amendments were approved, while attempts by Bishop Peter Eagles to impose new restrictions were unsuccessful.
Abortion bill to go before House of Keys in January, MHK says
Nov 16, 2017
The final draft of a bill proposing reforms to the Isle of Man's abortion law will be presented to the government in January, an MHK has said.
Dr Alex Allinson has spent 11 months working on the Abortion Reform Bill 2017, which was heavily backed in a recent public consultation.
The Ramsey MHK said he would meet with legal experts to discuss changes ahead of it going before the House of Keys.
Continued at source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-41996396
Isle of Man abortion law reform backed by public
24 October 2017
Plans to reform Manx abortion law so that pregnant women can request a termination up to 14 weeks have been backed by the public in a consultation. The majority of the 3,644 who responded agreed with the draft Abortion Reform Bill 2017 which would also see restrictions relaxed after 14 weeks.
Terminations can only be carried out if a pregnancy is the result of rape or because of mental health concerns. The Abortion Bill is due to be debated in Tynwald in the near future.