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Ireland Votes To Repeal 8th Amendment Banning Abortion

The Hill: Ireland overturns abortion ban in landslide vote
“Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to repeal a restrictive abortion ban from its constitution, the country’s prime minister said on Saturday. The eighth amendment of the Irish constitution imposed one of the world’s most restrictive bans on the procedure. But in a landslide, Irish voters rejected the amendment…” (Greenwood, 5/26).

POLITICO: Two-thirds of Irish vote to repeal abortion ban
“Irish voters backed amending the constitution to repeal a ban on abortion, with 66.4 percent voting in favor and 33.6 against, according to the official count completed [May 26]…” (Wheaton, 5/26).

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