The tiny British Isle of Man, which sits in the Irish Sea between Ireland and Albion, is set to pass one of the most extreme abortion laws in the world. The law would legalize infanticide, permitting abortion up to the time of birth and then mandating jail time for doctors who refuse to participate:
The legislature of the Isle of Man is debating a radical new abortion law which would permit the killing of unborn children up to birth and could lead to the imprisonment of doctors who refuse to perform abortions.
The bill is one of the most extreme pieces of abortion legislation anywhere in the world.
The Bill explicitly permits abortion-on-demand up until 14 weeks. It implicitly permits abortion-on-demand up until birth.
Under the new legislation, abortion would be permitted from 15 to 23 weeks when a “medical practitioner believed in good faith the pregnancy posed a risk of serious injury to a woman’s life or health.” Beyond 24 weeks abortion would be permitted “to prevent grave permanent injury to a woman’s health” if the “continuation of the pregnancy would pose a risk greater [than] if it were aborted.”
However, the Bill defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” The legislation would, therefore, permit abortion in cases where a medical practitioner made a subjective determination that a mother’s “social well-being” was threatened by pregnancy. Under these conditions, abortion would effectively be permitted “on-demand.”
Furthermore, the Bill gravely threatens doctors’ rights of conscientious objection by stating that a medical practitioner must participate in abortion when a woman’s “health” is threatened with grave permanent injury. The inclusion of “social well-being” in the definition of health leaves pro-life medical practitioners exposed to the possibility of criminal sanctions, including up to two years’ imprisonment, in an effectively unlimited range of circumstances.
The Isle of Man, which lies between Britain and Ireland, is semi-independent from the United Kingdom. Abortion on the island is currently more restricted than on the British mainland, but the Abortion Reform Bill would make abortion more easily available on the Isle of Man than anywhere else in the British Isles.
The House of Keys, the lower house of the island’s parliament, voted 22-0 for the bill at Second Reading on 30 January. The legislation has now passed to the clauses stage where its provisions will be debated in more detail.
The final vote in the House of Keys is likely to take place in March. If approved, the Bill will then go to the Legislative Council, the island’s upper house, which can return the legislation with amendments. (source)
According to the exact text of the bill, which can be found on Tynwald, the website of Parliament for the Isle of Man:
From the start of the 24th week of the gestation period abortion services may be provided upon the request by or on behalf of a pregnant woman if the registered medical practitioner attending her is of the opinion, formed in good faith, and after taking such specialist medical advice as appears to the practitioner to be appropriate, that —
(a) the termination is necessary to prevent grave long-term injury to her health;
(b) the continuance of the pregnancy would involve risk to her life, greater than if the pregnancy were terminated;
(c) there is a substantial risk that because of its physical or mental condition the foetus would die before or during labour;
(d) there is a substantial risk that, were the child born alive—
(i) the child would die shortly after birth because of severe foetal developmental impairment; or
(ii) the child would suffer a significant impairment which is likely to limit either the length or quality of the child’s life. (source)
The danger of this bill is that not only does it extend abortion up until the exact time of birth, but that by saying the child could “suffer a significant impairment” that is “likely to limit either the length or the quality of the child’s life,” it allows for a de facto legalization of infanticide.
Consider that a full term pregnancy is approximately 39 weeks. However, if the baby is still not born after 39 weeks, by the text of this bill the woman can have an abortion because the child, while full term, is still not born yet. This would mean that the woman would be induced into labor to deliver the baby and then the doctors would kill it after birth as part of the “procedure” so that it would constitute an “abortion” and thus be legal under law as opposed to qualifying it as a “birth” and thus making it illegal.
This is the legalization of outright human sacrifice. Decades ago people were warned this would happen if abortion was legalized and few believed, but it is happening now.
So when people warn that the next step is towards human sacrifice- such as written about in antiquity- it’s not an exaggeration. If a society will murder its young, elderly, and lame for being “unwanted” or “burdens”, then there is nothing to stop them from murdering people who do not accept the status quo or any other reason.