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Constitutional bar to new abortion bill

Bill premature says former law lecturer

A proposed bill to modernise abortion law on the Isle of Man is premature.

That's the belief of a former law lecturer on the Island.

The House of Keys last month voted to allow Ramsey MHK Dr Alex Allinson to introduce a private members bill, and proposals will now be drafted.

However, speaking on today's Sunday Opinion programme, Peter Murcott claims that despite what has been stated by some MHK's, there is a constitutional bar to the introduction of such a bill.

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