Irish women open up about abortion ahead of referendum

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Irish women open up about abortion ahead of referendum

May 8, 2018
Emily G Roe

DUBLIN (Reuters) - When posters with the words ‘License To Kill’ were put up in her neighborhood in advance of Ireland’s referendum on abortion, Amy Callahan decided to share the story of traveling to Britain to terminate her pregnancy.

Callahan, 35, and her partner Connor Upton were told 12 weeks into her pregnancy that the fetus had anencephaly, a rare condition that prevents the normal development of the brain. It meant the baby, who would have been their second child, would most likely die in utero or live for a matter of minutes.

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