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The Abortion Reform Debate: 2016-2019


Monday, June 3rd, 2019 - 1 hour 23 minutes

On the 24th of May, reformed abortion law came into effect in the Isle of Man. This means that a woman on the Island can now have a pregnancy terminated up to 14 weeks by request and up to 24 weeks in cases of foetal anomalies, serious social reasons and where the life of the mother is at risk or if the child would die or suffer seriously shortly after birth. We follow the journey of this bill, now law, from its humble beginnings through protests, amendments and petitions to last week, when the law came into effect.