The Isle of Man Government has published a draft of Dr. Allinson’s Abortion Reform Bill 2017 (PDF). A period of public consultation closes on 18 September 2017:
- Government Abortion Reform Bill online survey
- Government Abortion Reform Bill 2017 consultation web page
We note with dismay that the consultation materials have a heavily pro-abortion bias, and that Dr. Allinson – the very Ramsey MHK and GP who proposed the Bill – is listed as the contact for the consultation process. We further observe that the consultation was launched over the summer holiday, when people are likely to be away and unable to respond. At just six weeks, the consultation period is also unconscionably short for such a weighty matter.
Although the consultation process thus gives every appearance of partiality, and of the conclusion having been pre-determined, it is nevertheless critical that abolitionist and pro-life views are heard. We therefore urge you to complete the online survey and contact your MHKs.