Voting brisk as Ireland embarks on abortion referendum
Friday, 25 May 2018 DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish voters formed long queues at polls on Friday in an abortion referendum that could be a landmark on a path of change in a country that, only two decades ago, was one of Europe's most socially conservative.
In May 2018 Ireland voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment to its constitution, allowing for legislation to liberalize its abortion laws. Padraic Ryan, Storyful’s News Intelligence Editor, talks about.. StoryfulViral -
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The landslide victory in Ireland's historic reproductive rights referendum last week, is putting pressure on other countries with similar laws to also legalize abortion. Among the world's 1.64 billion.. Wochit -
Ireland voted to lift its abortion ban.
Over the weekend, voters in Ireland flocked to the polls.
They delivered a rebuke to the country’s history of conservative Catholicism.
Turnout was 64.. Wochit -
The historic result in Ireland's referendum on abortion has piled pressure on UK Prime Minister Theresa May to reform the law in Northern Ireland, where terminations are still illegal. Members of.. Wochit -
On Sunday, Reuters reported that Irish people paid homage to an Indian immigrant woman whose death inspired a historic vote to repeal Ireland’s strict abortion laws. In a referendum on Friday, the.. Wochit -