Irish abortion referendum: Ireland overturns abortion ban

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WOMEN CELEBRATE THE CHANGE Image copyright Reuters
Image caption The referendum was held on Friday that resulted in a landslide win for the repeal side

The Republic of Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to overturn the abortion ban by 66.4% to 33.6%.

A referendum held on Friday resulted in a landslide win for the repeal side.

Currently, abortion is only allowed when a woman’s life is at risk, but not in cases of rape, incest or fatal foetal abnormality.

The Eighth Amendment, which grants an equal right to life to the mother and unborn will be replaced.

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