Latest News Headlines
On-Air Now
Listen Live

Amendments to abortion time limit fail

Wed, 07 Mar 2018

An attempt to cut the time limit for terminations being proposed in the Abortion Reform Bill failed to gain support in the House of Keys.

Chris Robertshaw wanted to make changes to Alex Allinson's Bill, suggesting abortions on request be allowed up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy instead of 14, while those for serious health reasons only be allowed up to 21 weeks instead of 23.

A total of 60 amendments from a number of members were considered.

The considerations of clauses stage will continue in next week's sitting.

Bookmark and Share



Subscribe to get Energy FM News direct to your mobile device

You can get Energy FM News delivered direct to your mobile device using one of the following methods.

  • In the Apple News App on iOS search for Energy FM IOM and then just add it to your favourites
  • In the Google News & Weather App just search for Energy FM and then add us as a customised section
  • If you use an RSS Reader then just add our feed to your app, click here for our news RSS feed