Ireland's Landslide Vote to Repeal the 8th Amendment in Historic Abortion Referendum Marks a Huge Cultural Shift

It had looked like the vote would be close but, in the end, the people opted resoundingly for repeal.

In a historic referendum, the Irish people have voted by a landslide to repeal the 8th amendment to the country’s constitution, allowing the government to legislate for abortion. The vote illustrates the monumental shift in attitudes towards women’s rights in Ireland. It’s also testament to the power of a grassroots mobilised campaign which enabled women to share 35 years worth...

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