Ireland to Hold Abortion Referendum in 2018

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(Christian Institute) Irish citizens will vote on the country’s constitutional protections for the unborn next year, its government has announced.

Ireland’s Eighth Amendment currently pledges to “defend and vindicate” the equal right to life of the unborn and the mother, “as far as practicable.”

But following prolonged pressure to hold a referendum on the issue, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has announced that a vote will be held in May or June next year.

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