Thousands Rally Against Bid to Loosen Irish Abortion Laws
March 10, 2018
U.S. News & World Report
By Conor Humphries
DUBLIN (Reuters) - At least 10,000 people rallied in Dublin on Saturday against Irish government plans to ease some of the world's most restrictive abortion laws, with some activists saying opinion polls were failing to fully reflect anti-abortion sentiment.
Voters will be asked as soon as May if they wish to repeal the eighth amendment to Ireland's constitution - inserted in 1983 to enshrine the equal right to life of the mother and her unborn child - and instead enable parliament to set the laws.