It’s a new Ireland

Fourteen years in prison. That was the punishment for Irish women who resorted to abortion till May 25, 2018. A day later, it is a new Ireland. This is the kind of referendum that reconciles one with referendums. The Irish vote on Friday, May 25 to legalise abortion resulted in a tidal wave in favour of a repeal of the constitutional amendment banning voluntary termination of pregnancy in the republic. In a counter-example of the referendum on...

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