Irish voters oppose fully liberalising abortion laws, poll shows
Survey reveals just 24% back legalised terminations in all cases up to 22 weeks, ahead of planned referendum next year
Pro-choice protesters marching through Dublin
Henry McDonald Ireland correspondent
Friday 6 October 2017
Irish voters would reject any move to legalise abortion in all circumstances up to 22 weeks, an opinion poll has found.
As the prime minister, Leo Varadkar, and his minority Fine Gael government prepare to frame an abortion reform referendum scheduled for next year, it has emerged that only 24% of voters are in favour of legalising terminations in nearly all cases.