Ireland Overwhelmingly Votes to End Abortion Ban

Ireland Overwhelmingly Votes to End Abortion Ban

May 28, 2018

First Published on May 26, 2018 at 11:30 am
Written by Anti-Media News Desk

Republished with courtesy: Antimedia

(CD) — Ireland, one of Europe’s most socially conservative countries, has voted by a landslide to liberalize the world’s most restrictive abortion laws.

Votes are still being counted Saturday but both sides agree with exit polls showing a 2-1 nationwide vote to #RepealThe8th.

“The public have spoken. The result appears to be resounding… in favor of repealing the 8th Amendment” constitutional ban on abortion, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, who campaigned for repeal, told journalists in Dublin.

“What we see is the culmination of a quiet revolution that has been taking place in Ireland over the last couple of decades,” said Varadkar, who became the country’s first openly gay prime minister last year.

David Young

@DavidYoungPA

Emotional pro choice campaigners singing at Dublin Castle awaiting the formal announcement that Ireland has repealed the constitutional amendment that all but bans abortion in the state.

NARAL

@NARAL

Its official: Ireland voted to ! We’re inspired by the men and women of Ireland who stood up to reaffirm every woman’s right to make decisions about her own body and control her own destiny and to create a country that shares their values.

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