Isle of Man 'must update abortion law'
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Isle of Man 'must update abortion law'

Women in the Isle of Man should have the same abortion rights as those in England, Scotland and Wales, a Member of the House of Keys (MHK) says.

Fewer than 10 terminations happen each year on the island because, in most circumstances, its laws prohibit them.

As a result, an estimated 100 women a year seek private abortions in the UK.

Alex Allinson, a Ramsey GP and MHK, said the law should be changed. The Manx government said it was reviewing public opinion on the subject.

  • 23 Jan 2017