In Ireland, a Vote Is Expected This Spring on Expanding Abortion Rights

March 7, 2018

(NPR) – Ireland’s abortion law is one of the strictest in the world. In Europe, only Malta and Vatican City have total bans. But in May, Ireland plans to hold a referendum on whether to change its laws and allow unrestricted abortion up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy. The referendum, whose exact date has not yet been set, will ask voters whether they want to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution, which outlaws abortion.

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