Quiz: What are the abortion laws in your country?

Quiz: What are the abortion laws in your country?

Quiz: What are the abortion laws in your country?

The Prime Minister had already faced calls from MPs across the Commons - including within her own Cabinet - to resolve the "anomalous" situation in Northern Ireland following the overwhelming referendum result in Ireland in favour of liberalisation.

The Irish went to the polls Friday to vote in a wrenching, historic referendum over abortion rights that both sides said would show what kind of country Ireland is. Unsurprisingly, the relationship between the landslide Yes vote and Ireland's traditionally Catholic identity was a major hook for many covering the story.

"The people have spoken", said Varadkar, who campaigned for repealing Ireland's constitutional ban on abortions. The P.M. says the vote was the culmination of a "quiet revolution".

Cabinet minister Penny Mordaunt indicated her support in the wake of the Irish vote and former women and equalities minister Justine Greening said: "It's clear it's now time for debate and action to achieve the rights for NI women that we have as women across the rest of the United Kingdom".

"Under the Eighth Amendment, the only thing we could say to women in this country was 'Take a flight or take a boat, '" Health Minister Simon Harris told Irish broadcaster RTE. Irish citizens announced that they will be travelling from across the globe to exercise their right to vote.

"It is an opportunity for us to change our country".

Emma Gallagher, 22, began crying as she heard the final results.

Louise Barry, who was also making a long journey, added: 'I'm coming #hometovote!

Still, many who voted in favor of same-sex marriage and laws easing rules around abortion - such as allowing women to travel overseas to get it - found the latest measure a step too far.

This historic vote reflects changing demographics on the historically Catholic island country as more younger and secular people living in cities, such as the capital city of Dublin, are becoming more progressive on critical social issues.

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The man who led the Irish health service's inquiry into her death has called for the constitutional ban on abortion to be repealed.

If you are an Irish citizen living overseas you can not be added to the Register of Electors.The only exception to this is the case of Irish officials on duty overseas (and their spouses) who may register on the Postal Voters List.

The question at stake on Friday is whether or not to repeal the 8th Amendment of the Irish constitution, which protects the right to life of the unborn.

"I said in recent days that this was a once in a generation vote". "We have voted to look reality in the eye and we did not blink".

Save the Eighth has characterised legislation envisaged by the Government as "very extreme" and "even more extreme than Britain", where abortion is freely available.

The Save the 8th campaign, which conceded defeat on Saturday morning, said a wrong did not become a right simply because the majority supported it. He gave his word on this, now he must deliver on it. Here are some of the most powerful, poignant reactions to the repeal vote from Twitter. Almost 66.4 percent of voters supported the repeal, in contrast to the 33.6 percent who voted against the repeal.

That is why it's so important for so many people to get home to Ireland to vote. Anti-abortion campaigners actively discouraged its participation, preferring to emphasize moral values and human rights rather than religion, possibly to avoid being tarnished by the church-related scandals.

A mural of Savita Halappanavar, who died in Ireland in 2012 after being refused an abortion, is seen in Dublin on May 26, 2018.

Voters over 65 were the only age group overall not supporting the repeal of the amendment.

But the Prime Minister faces a political headache over the issue because her fragile administration depends on the support of the 10 Democratic Unionist Party MPs - who strongly oppose any reform to Northern Ireland's strict laws.

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