Ireland to Hold Abortion Referendum Next Year

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Ireland to Hold Abortion Referendum Next Year
By ED O’LOUGHLIN
SEPT. 26, 2017

Ireland will vote in a referendum next year on whether to lift or ease the country’s constitutional ban on abortion, one of the most restrictive such laws in the Western world.

Leo Varadkar, the Irish prime minister, announced on Tuesday that the vote would be held in May or June on the prohibition, which has been bitterly contested. Polls suggest that a majority of voters approve relaxation of the law, but they also show little support for allowing abortion on request.

Continued at source: New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/26/world/europe/ireland-abortion-ban-referendum.html