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All eyes on Roscommon in Irish abortion vote

Yes campaign hopes to have closed gap in only county to have voted against same-sex marriageThe polling stations in Roscommon were filled with hope, apprehension and prayer on Friday as the unusually clear blue skies set the stage for a strong turnout in a county considered the bellwether for the no side in Ireland’s abortion referendum. “I voted no because it is murder. I am fasting and I am praying all day for the right result,” said pastor Stephen Finley, an American who moved to the parish of Kiltoom in...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Friday, 25 May