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Ireland Votes Overwhelmingly to Repeal Abortion Ban

Expand Women celebrate the result of yesterday's referendum on liberalizing abortion law, in Dublin, Ireland, May 26, 2018. © 2018 Reuters The first vote I ever cast was in one of the six referendaums that Ireland has had on abortion. Today, I watched with tears of joy as it became clear that two-thirds of Irish people voted to repeal the 35-year constitutional ban on abortion and to allow parliament to regulate abortion access in the future. Voters had turned out in historic numbers. I am both proud and relieved. I was too young in 1983 to vote in the first referendum that led Ireland to…

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