Irish abortion referendum: ‘We made history’

Supporters of the Yes campaign react to the overwhelming vote to overturn the abortion ban.
Leo Varadkar says Irish people have voted for a “modern constitution for a modern country”.
The Republic of Ireland votes to overturn its abortion ban with 66.4% backing reform of the constitution.
Final results from a referendum show that Irish voters have overwhelmingly supported repealing their country’s constitutional ban on abortions and having parliament enact laws that reflect the popular vote.

Irish abortion result a seismic shift

The vote for liberalisation marks a significant break away from the influence of the Catholic Church.

Irish abortion referendum: ‘Today we say no more’

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar praises the “historic” vote to end the country’s abortion ban.

Irish abortion referendum: Why people voted how they did

A vote for Yes was pro-choice; a vote for No was anti-abortion. So how did Irish people vote, and why?

Exit Polls in Ireland Predict Landslide Vote in Favor of Lifting Ban on Abortion

Last Updated: Saturday, May 26, 11:35 a.m. EDT

Defying all expectations of a close contest, exit polls in Ireland predicted that the nation voted overwhelmingly on Friday in favor of repealing a near-total ban on abortion in a referendum.

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