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Ireland votes to end protections for unborn babies

by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/26/18, 08:51 am

A leading Irish pro-life group admitted defeat Saturday in its effort to keep the country’s protections for unborn children. Two exit polls taken Friday indicate about 70 percent of voters opted to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the country’s constitution, which granted unborn babies the same legal rights as their mothers. The law effectively prevented all abortions except when the mother’s life was in danger.

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Irish voters head to the polls in abortion referendum

by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/25/18, 11:22 am

Irish voters are heading to the polls Friday in a historic referendum to determine whether the country keeps some of Europe’s strongest protections for unborn children. Ireland’s Eighth Amendment, adopted in 1983, makes a mother and her unborn baby equal under the law, effectively restricting abortion except in cases where the mother’s life is at risk. If voters decide to repeal the amendment, lawmakers will consider new laws legalizing abortion.

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U2 urges fans to vote ‘yes’ for abortion

International | Referendum to repeal Ireland’s Eighth Amendment set for May 25
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/04/18, 05:37 pm

IRELAND: This week Irish rockers U2 went all-out to proclaim their support for repealing Ireland’s Eighth Amendment in a May 25 initiative that would legalize abortion on demand.

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