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Ireland Votes to Legalizes Abortion


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Fiona
- 362 days ago - rt.com
In a historic landslide victory, Ireland has voted to effectively legalize abortion, removing a clause in the constitution that had been described by the UN as a violation of womenâEUR(TM)s human rights.



   

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Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Saturday May 26, 2018, 1:05 pm
The Irish electorate voted 1,429,981 to 723,632 in favor of repealing the Eighth Amendment of the country’s constitution.

Saturday’s result removes the equal right to life of the unborn and mother from the constitution. The conservative 1983 law had effectively banned all abortions, leading to thousands of Irish women travelling abroad to countries such as the UK to undergo the procedure.

The Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar said the vote is a “culmination of a quiet revolution.” Speaking ahead of the official result on Saturday afternoon, Varadkar said the success of the campaign was down to a number of “very brave women and men” who told their stories and their experiences of how this “hard law created so many hard cases.”

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Freya H (345)
Saturday May 26, 2018, 1:28 pm
A great victory for women - and for humanity. Any so-called pro-lifers better shut up unless they are doing something about children who have already been born.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 26, 2018, 3:55 pm
Ireland moves forward as America is seemingly moving backwards regarding women's reproductive rights...

brava Freya ~ couldn't have said better...

thank you Fiona...
 

Animae C (508)
Saturday May 26, 2018, 5:07 pm
Woohoo BRAVO for saying KEEP YOUR ROSARIES OFF MY OVARIES Ireland!!!!

 

Colleen L (3)
Saturday May 26, 2018, 8:06 pm
Bravo Ireland. Thanks Fiona
 

Sue H (7)
Sunday May 27, 2018, 10:32 am
Truly great news!
 

Richard A (2)
Sunday May 27, 2018, 11:36 am
It is good to see human rights restored, even if it is only bit by bit.
 

Debra G (0)
Sunday May 27, 2018, 12:33 pm
As our rights are being eroded in the US, it’s great to see them bloom in Ireland. Thank you.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 27, 2018, 12:43 pm
At last women can decide about their lives. I'm very happy about them.
 

Joy McRonald (168)
Sunday May 27, 2018, 4:09 pm
Good news.. noted
 

S J (124)
Monday May 28, 2018, 3:27 am
Bravo Irish brothers and sisters. Long live the people of Ireland! Meows meow Fiona for the very good news
 

Paola S (11)
Monday May 28, 2018, 3:39 am
I am very happy for Irish women!!!!!!
 

Fran F (116)
Monday May 28, 2018, 11:43 pm
So glad to learn that Ireland has voted in favor of women's reproductive rights! Thank you, Fiona.
 

Anne Haarhoff (52)
Tuesday May 29, 2018, 3:11 am
TY, Fiona. Brave decision for Irish women.
 

Patricia N (9)
Tuesday May 29, 2018, 4:01 am
Yay for all those women and men who voted to rid Ireland of their horrible law. The church does not own women's bodies anymore.
 

Angela J (61)
Saturday June 2, 2018, 11:28 pm
Thanks
 

Marija M (25)
Monday June 4, 2018, 6:12 am
Good news, tks Fiona.
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Thursday June 21, 2018, 12:41 am
Okay
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Tuesday July 3, 2018, 12:18 am
Thanks again
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Tuesday July 3, 2018, 11:51 pm
Thanks again
 
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