DUBLIN – Ireland will on may 25 hold a referendum to vote on whether or not to liberalise abortuswetten, said the government Wednesday. It is for the first time in 35 years that voters have the opportunity one of the strictest laws have to be revised.
Abortion was a topic that divisions made in the strict roman catholic Ireland. A full ban was only lifted in 2013 when abortion was allowed in cases where the life of the mother is in danger.
Voters in the referendum will be asked whether they the eighth amendment of the constitution want to revoke. That was in 1983 inserted to the equal right to life of the mother and her unborn child in the constitution.