Ireland Will Vote Next Year on Legalizing Abortion, Overturning Law Saying Unborn Baby Has a Right to Life

Lawmakers in Ireland have caved to abortion activists’ demands to hold a referendum on whether to overturn its pro-life Eighth Amendment.

The Independent reports Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced Tuesday that a referendum vote on abortion will be held in May or June of 2018.

The Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution recognizes that unborn babies have a right to life from the moment of conception. However, it has been a major target of abortion activists, backed by some of the richest...

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