Ireland Abortion Referendum
Because Irish laws can be passed only by acts of Parliament, Mr. Varadkar has promised to tell voters what kind of abortion bill is proposed before a referendum is held on repealing the constitutional ban. For the referendum to proceed, the cabinet’s decision must be approved by both houses of Ireland’s Parliament.
Voters in Ireland cast their ballots in a landmark referendum to decide whether to remove a constitutional amendment that bans abortion in almost all circumstances. Voters in Ireland cast their ballots in a landmark referendum to decide whether to remove a constitutional amendment that bans abortion in almost all circumstances.
Ireland's cabinet gave the go-ahead for a referendum to relax abortion laws on Monday, 35 years after abortion was enshrined as a crime in the constitution. Ireland's cabinet gave the go-ahead for a referendum to relax abortion laws on Monday, 35 years after abortion was enshrined as a crime in the constitution.
Ireland will vote in a referendum on 25 May on liberalising its strict abortion laws, the government has confirmed, in an announcement that officially begins two months of campaigning. Abortion has long been a divisive issue in the once stridently Catholic country.
This year Ireland will hold a referendum on the issue of abortion. The date has not yet been set but the vote will probably take place in May. Since 1983, enshrined in the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution, there has been a constitutional ban on abortions taking place in the Irish Republic.
The people of Ireland are voting on Friday in a historic referendum on whether to repeal or retain a constitutional clause protecting the rights of the unborn that has produced one of the most restrictive abortion regimes in the world. Polling stations across Ireland opened at 7am and close at 10pm ...
A historic referendum in Ireland on Friday could relax that country's strict anti-abortion laws. CBS News' Jonathan Vigliotti spoke to voters there who say the vote is also a referendum on the nation's future. For a country so closely entwined with the Catholic Church, months of polarizing protests have signaled a seismic cultural shift.
Ireland’s Abortion Referendum Becomes a Test for Facebook and Google Major tech companies took steps to prevent foreign meddling online before voters in Ireland cast ballots on Friday. Here’s how those efforts are working out.
Abortion in Ireland is currently illegal but is in the process of reform after a referendum was passed replacing a provision in the Constitution of Ireland, which gave equal value to the life of the unborn foetus to that of its mother, with one permitting the Oireachtas (parliament) to legislate for the termination of pregnancies.
The Republic of Ireland votes to overturn its abortion ban with 66.4% backing reform of the constitution.