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Abortion campaigners to protest outside Tynwald

Tue, 21 Jun 2016

Coat hangers represent the 105 women who went to the UK for an abortion last year
Coat hangers represent the 105 women who went to the UK for an abortion last year

Abortion campaigners will protest outside Tynwald this morning to try and raise awareness of the "injustices" in the current law.

CALM - the Campaign for Abortion Law Modernisation group - will demonstrate as part of efforts to change legislation to allow women to have more access to a termination on Island.

The campaign group says it's "outraged" that women's choices are being undermined by the strict criteria they have to fall into saying it won't happen unless a woman "fits into a straightjacket".

Spokeswoman Samantha Morris says ultimately they want to change things so women have a "genuine choice":

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