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Abortion Reform Bill through legislative process

LegCo approves final amendments

The Abortion Reform Bill has cleared the legislative process.

A short sitting of the Legislative Council approved three amendments put forward by the House of Keys.

The bill will now be circulated for signing in Tynwald before being submitted to the Lieutenant Governor for Royal Assent.

Once Royal Assent has been given it will become law and be officially promulgated at the St. John's ceremony on Tynwald Day.

Bill Henderson MLC is full of praise for Ramsey MHK Dr Alex Allinson for having the "backbone" to steer the legislation through:-

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