Anger at anti-abortion campaigners 'offensive' images in protest
13 December 2017
Anti-abortion campaigners displaying graphic banners of aborted foetuses have demonstrated outside the Isle of Man parliament.
In January the final draft of a bill proposing reforms to Manx abortion law will be presented to the House of Keys.
Dr Alex Allinson MHK, who has worked on the Abortion Reform Bill 2017, said the images were "deliberately offensive".
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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.
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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.
Draft Isle of Man abortion bill put out to public consultation
7 August 2017
A draft bill which proposes changes to Manx abortion law has been put out to public consultation.
The Abortion Reform Bill would allow women to request an abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy and loosen restrictions on having one later.
Abortions on the Isle of Man can only be legally carried out if the pregnancy is the result of rape or because of concerns over a woman's mental health.
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