Voting has begun in ireland, where citizens are being asked to decide whether to liberalise the country's abortion laws, presently among the. Irish citizens will vote in a historic referendum on friday, which could see a change to the country's restrictive abortion laws the referendum. Irish voters will decide friday whether to end the country's longtime ban on abortion in most cases. Irish voters will decide in today's referendum whether to strike down the constitution's eighth amendment, which prohibits abortions except to.
On may 25, voters repealed ireland's abortion ban, which had been in place for 35 years the irish times reported exit polls showed 68 percent. Ireland's prime minister hailed the quiet revolution” which delivered an overwhelming victory in favour of repealing its strict abortion laws on. Process will begin on tuesday when cabinet discusses draft legislation, says health minister.
As ireland considers repealing one of the world's strictest abortion laws, these are the four moments in modern irish history to know about. After ireland successfully overturned its 8th amendment using grassroots activism, attention turns to northern ireland's abortion laws angel li. The uk's supreme court will rule this week on whether northern ireland's abortion laws should be in line with the rest of the uk the irish.
Because the people voted to introduce a complete ban on abortion into the constitution in 1983 although abortion was already illegal the pro-lifers were afraid. In the days since, some of that attention has turned to northern ireland, where pressure is mounting to change its own restrictive abortion laws. Ireland voted by a landslide to ditch its strict abortion laws in a landmark referendum hailed by prime minister leo varadkar on saturday as a. A law bringing unrestricted access to abortion for women up to 12 weeks pregnant could be in force in ireland by the end of 2018.
On friday, ireland goes to the polls in a historic referendum that could overturn one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world. Irish voters back a referendum by over 66% to liberalise abortion laws, according to the official result. Ireland has voted an emphatic yes to amend the country's constitution to enable legislation that would allow women to have an abortion in a.
Women and girls in northern ireland are subject to dangerous, draconian and outdated abortion laws which put their health and potentially their lives at risk. Every day, between 10 and 12 women and girls living in ireland travel to england1 for an abortion the majority of the women are aged between 20 and 34. Predictably enough, there have been no calls this week for the irish referendum on abortion to be re-run, no complaint from ken clarke about. Britain's supreme court on thursday criticized northern ireland's strict anti- abortion laws but dismissed a legal challenge.
Northern ireland has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in europe with even rape and fatal foetal abnormality not considered legal. Voting has closed on the ireland's referendum on abortion laws - with early exit polls suggesting the country has voted to repeal the eighth. With the result that ireland's 8th amendment on abortion will be to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and,.