Ireland – Abortion vote: College campuses emerge as key battlegrounds

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Abortion vote: College campuses emerge as key battlegrounds
Students may play significant role in determining outcome of hard-fought referendum

May 10, 2018
Carl O'Brien

As early as last January, when Government strategists began planning the timing of the abortion referendum, a single date stood out: May 25th.

“It was the only available window to ensure as many students as possible would be able to vote,” says a political source. “The following Friday was a bank holiday weekend; any later meant thousands of students would have been abroad on J1 visas.”

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