Plea to advance abortion legislation

MHK pushes reform a year on

Changes to the Island's laws on abortion will be debated in the House of Keys this month - a year since they were touted there.

Dr Alex Allinson is bringing forward a bill which would legalise terminations up to 14 weeks into a pregnancy.

It follows months of campaigning from both sides of the debate, as well as a public consultation attracting more than 3,500 responses.

The Ramsey MHK says he would prefer the issue to be debated by politicians than be further delayed by a parliamentary committee, though.

He says it's been in the works long enough:

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