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Ireland Votes to Repeal Near-Total Ban on Abortion

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On May 25, Ireland eliminated its near-total ban on abortion, just days before women’s right advocates around the world celebrated the International Day of Action for Women’s Health on May 28. With 64% voter turnout, 66% percent voted in favor of repealing the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution — a 1983 measure that conferred equal rights on the fetus and the mother and banned abortion under almost all circumstances.
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