Ireland’s abortion laws may go to a referendum, but will it turn out like marriage equality?

By Keri Phillips for Rear Vision

November 22, 2016, ABC News

This week a citizens' assembly will meet in Dublin to take the first step towards a referendum on the contentious issue of abortion.

While the Irish may have established their progressive bona fides last year with their vote on same-sex marriage, a vote on abortion could produce a very different result.

In almost all circumstances, abortion is a criminal offence in Ireland.

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