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Abortion reforms to be introduced on the Isle of Man

Women on the Isle of Man will soon be able to request an abortion within the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.

Royal assent has been given to the Abortion Reform Bill.

It will also be permitted on "serious social grounds" between 15-24 weeks, and in emergencies after 24 weeks. It follows two years of campaigning and protests on the Island on the issue.

Currently abortions can only be carried out after a rape or because of concerns about the mother's mental health.