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Ireland votes by landslide to legalise abortion

Leo Varadkar vows legal terminations by end of year after huge vote for changeShare your reaction to Ireland’s abortion referendumIreland has voted by a landslide to legalise abortion in a stunning outcome that marks a dramatic defeat for the Catholic church’s one-time domination of the Republic.The Irish electorate voted by 1,429,981 votes to 723,632 in favour of abolishing a controversial constitutional amendment that gave equal legal status to the lives of a foetus and the woman carrying it. The result was a two-thirds majority: 66.4% yes to 33.6% no. Continue...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Saturday, 26 May