DUBLIN – The Irish seem to be in majority in favour of liberalisation of the strict abortion laws in the predominantly catholic country. According to the first exitpoll has 68 percent of the eligible voters on Friday said yes to modification of the law.
That was partly due to the high turnout for this loaded referendum.
The other 32 percent want that all ancient remains, such as 35 years ago established. Now the law forbids abortion and has a fetus the same rights as the mother. In 2013 the strict rules a bit relaxed and was interruption of pregnancy is allowed if the life of the mother was in danger.
The official result of the referendum is Saturday known. The counting of the votes begins at 8.00 am local time.