What are the abortion laws in the Isle of Man?

Abortion has been decriminalised in Isle of Man. Abortion care is available for any reason up to 14 weeks of pregnancy.

From 14 – 24 weeks of pregnancy, abortions are available in the following situations:

  • The pregnancy was conceived from rape or incest.
  • Continuing the pregnancy poses risk of serious injury to the pregnant person.
  • A serious foetal anomaly has been diagnosed.
  • The pregnant person claims serious social grounds.

Abortions after 24 weeks are available in exceptional circumstances, such as to save the life of the pregnant person, or if there has been a diagnosis of a severe or fatal foetal anomaly.

Isle of Man is not part of the United Kingdom but is part of the Common Travel Area. Isle of Man residents wanting to access a wide range of abortion services often travel to England.