Ireland voters passed by large margins a bill eliminating nearly all restrictions on abortion, an exit poll from The Irish Times suggests.
Four thousand voters were interviewed Friday as they left polling stations. Sampling began at 7 a.m. and was conducted at 160 locations across every constituency throughout the day.
Ireland’s Eighth Amendment outlaws and penalizes those who attempt or successfully abort an unborn child. Abortion advocates have called for the amendment to be changed, calling it “archaic and dangerous.” (RELATED: Irish Citizens Are Turning Up In Droves To Vote On Abortion Referendum)
Fewer than three in 10 Irish support elective abortions — abortions for reasons other than to save the mother’s life, grave fetal abnormalities, and rape cases — according to Breaking News.
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