Ireland vote strikes down abortion ban

Results cast as resounding win for women; lawmakers now to work on new law

Posted: May 27, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Supporters of overturning the amendment that required Irish authorities to defend the lives of a woman and a fetus as equals from the moment of conception celebrate Saturday at Dublin Castle.

Irish voters overwhelmingly repealed a constitutional ban on abortions and asked the country's Parliament to enact laws that reflect the popular will and make abortions legal in the country for the first time, final results from a historic referendum showed Saturday.

Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, foreground, arrives at Dublin Castle for the results of the referendum on the 8th Amendment of the Irish Consti...

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