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Abortion Reform bill given royal assent

Tue, 15 Jan 2019

The Abortion Reform Bill has gained royal assent.

Under the act, abortion is permitted upon request up to 14 weeks, under specified circumstances including ’serious social grounds’ during the 15-24-week period, and in certain emergency or serious situations after 24 weeks.

The Campaign for Abortion Law Modernisation said: "It is delighted that the Abortion Reform Bill has now passed this final hurdle and is now part of Isle of Man law."

Today, the bill passed its final hurdle in the legislative process. The legislation still needs an appointed day order before the changes can take full effect.



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