HEAR criticises Abortion Reform Act
One of the groups which have campaigned against a change to the law on abortion says today's promulgation of the Abortion Reform Bill marks a low for Tynwald Day.
Humanity and Equality in Abortion Reform (HEAR) claims the act removes important protections for unborn children and their mothers.
In a statement issued, HEAR spokesperson Sue Richardson says: "Tynwald Day is meant to be a day of national pride and celebration.
"This year it is marred by the shame and humiliation of the promulgation of the most inhumane abortion laws in the British Isles, and one of the most worst in Europe more widely in its denial of human equality.
"We mark this day solemnly, but resolve ourselves to work for a day when the humanity and dignity of all members of the Manx and human family is respected, and the right to life of the most vulnerable members of our society are protected in law."