Isle of Man: ‘Inadequate’ evidence for abortion reform

'Inadequate' evidence for abortion reform

Thursday, 2 February 2017
by Adrian Darbyshire

There is insufficient evidence about the physical or mental harm caused by abortion to make a clinical case on whether abortion law should be reformed, a health service paper concludes.

In the House of Keys last week, Health Minister Kate Beecroft voted against giving Dr Alex Allinson leave to introduce a private member’s bill on abortion law reform.

She told MHKs that there was no medical evidence to support either side of the debate. ’It does not come down clearly either way,’ she said, adding that left societal attitudes and expectations as the basis for possible change. ’We do not have that evidence,’ she said.

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