Ireland voted to legalize abortion in a surprising landslide vote in what the prime minister is calling a “quiet revolution.”
The vote shows the country is turning more liberal and breaking away from its once deep Catholic beliefs. The decision will remove the ban that was added to its constitution in 1983 with the support of 67 percent of voters. According to Friday’s exit polls, around the same proportion backed the removal of the ban Saturday.
Ireland - Eighth - Amendment - Child - Years
Ireland’s Eighth Amendment punished those who attempt or successfully abort an unborn child. Over the past few years, abortion advocates have called for the amendment to be changed, calling it “archaic and dangerous.”
“What we have seen today is a culmination of a quiet revolution that has been taking place in Ireland for the past 10 or 20...