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Exit polls suggest landslide 'Yes' vote in abortion referendum

Ireland’s Main Anti Abortion Campaign Concedes Defeat By Steffanie Tan
Patty Aguilar | 26 May, 2018, 16:40

Ireland has voted in a landslide to overturn the country's decades-old ban on abortion in a major victory for abortion rights activists, according to an exit poll from The Irish Times.

The now-controversial Eighth Amendment was introduced after a referendum in 1983.

A SECOND exit poll has predicted a large victory for the Yes side in Ireland's Abortion Referendum.

The Karnataka-based father of dentist Savita Halappanavar, who died in 2012 expressed delight as a referendum on repealing Ireland's strict abortion laws headed for a resounding "Yes" vote and the "No" campaign conceded defeat. "Women living in counties with highly restrictive abortion laws would have cause for hope that significant change can be achieved". "They have said we need a modern constitution for a modern country", he said.

The heated, emotional campaign saw limits placed on social media advertisements nationwide, with Facebook and Google banning campaign ads after concerns from experts that some campaign ads were funded by us based anti-abortion groups.

Leah Hoctor, the regional director for Europe at the CRR, said: "If the referendum passes it will mark a historic moment for the women of Ireland".

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 Irish Times has said that the vote has received an "unusually high turnout".

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The anti-abortion campaign has said that yesterday's referendum was "a tragedy of historic proportions" and that "a wrong does not become right simply because a majority support it".

People arriving at polling stations on Friday in more traditional rural areas and city centres spoke about the momentousness of a morally complex decision.

Emma Leahy said her "yes" vote comes from her firm belief that everyone should be able to make their own choice when it comes to abortion. The consequent prohibition on abortion was partly lifted in 2013 for cases where the mother's life was in danger. "I've a family myself and I think it's really important", said John Devlin, a marketing worker in his 50s voting "No" near Dublin's city center. Anyone who seeks or performs an abortion under the 1983 law can be sent to prison for up to 14 years.

The Referendum Commission‏ tweeted a simple message about Friday's vote: "The debate is over and now everyone should make sure their voice is heard by voting".

It says that "the state acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right".

"Yes" campaigners have argued that with over 3,000 women traveling to Britain each year for terminations - a right enshrined in a 1992 referendum - and others ordering pills illegally online, abortion is already a reality in Ireland.

If the amendment is removed and the issue moves to Parliament, the government proposes that terminations be allowed during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

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