Where Did Ireland Go? Abortion Vote Stuns Those on Both Sides
By Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura
May 27, 2018
DUBLIN — Some were joyous. Others were devastated. But most of all, in the hours after Irish voters swept away a ban on abortion, many were simply astonished.
However they felt about the result of the referendum, they were witnessing, they knew, the culmination of a fundamental shift in Irish society — and one that has come about with stunning speed.