Landslide to lift Irish abortion ban

26 May, 2018, 10:57 | Author: Bert Pena
  • Irish Women Turn Out in Droves to Repeal Constitutional Ban on Abortion

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted that the exit poll projected 68% had voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment, adding: "Hope this is right". Both women and men overwhelming supported the repeal with 70 percent and 65 percent voting "Yes", respectively.

Under current law, abortion is allowed if the mother's life is in danger.

Ireland legalized divorce by a razor-thin majority in 1995, but became the first country to adopt gay marriage by popular vote in a 2015 referendum.

Exit polls are not based on the actual counting of ballots.

Almost 3.5 million voters were asked whether they wanted to overturn the ban after an emotional and divisive campaign.

Boxes will be opened at the Punchestown Count Centre on Saturday morning at 9am, and a tally there is expected around lunchtime.

It suggested the highest "Yes" vote was in Dublin, where 77 percent of voters were in favor, but there was no sharp urban/rural divide as in previous referendums on the subject, with all provincial areas backing the proposals. It was a battle for the very soul of a traditionally conservative Roman Catholic nation that has seen a wave of liberalisation in recent years.

In the run-up to Friday's vote, the Catholic Church in Ireland had campaigned vigorously for the "No" side of the debate, with several bishops warning that a "Yes" vote would effectively shred the country's protection of unborn life.

Ireland is one of the few countries in the European Union that does not allow those overseas to vote via post or in embassies. Many people voted on their way to work and sported "I voted" buttons. Akkamahadevi says that though she was in the hospital, she had checked with her brother to find out if her parents had reached home safely. Joseph Meaney of Human Life International in Paris, France, says it's a barn-burner. I wasn't lucky enough to have a daughter. I'm very emotional about this.

Assad in Sochi offers constitutional amendments to end conflict
The two leaders discussed the need to strengthen the work on rendering of humanitarian aid to Syrians and economistsview Syria . The UN has hosted several rounds of peace talks in Geneva that have made no progress toward ending the conflict.

Everton set to axe Sam Allardyce and snap up Marco Silva
If Allardyce departs, Everton may go back in for Marco Silva , who they tried to sign in November before appointing Allardyce. Watford then sacked Silva in January, claiming that his focus had been affected by Everton's interest.

David Gold reveals his choice for manager next season
A Bola says "he's been linked to several clubs from the five major leagues, especially Everton and West Ham". Moyes said: "Everybody always thinks the grass is greener and there's something better out there".

"We've been marching about this for years and desperately trying to get successive governments to do something".

Marie O'Donnell casts her vote at Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal Polling Station.

As a result of the Eighth Amendment to the document, which voters overwhelmingly backed in 1983, the state "acknowledges the right to life of the unborn" and gives the unborn "equal right to life as the mother".

Meanwhile, city streets are filled with people wearing campaign badges, stickers and tops. One in southwest Dublin offered hugs to people who voted in favour of repealing the ban.

Anyone terminating a pregnancy in Ireland could face 14 years in jail.

Women accessing illegal abortions can receive a maximum 14-year jail sentence, but the law allows them to travel overseas for an abortion, resulting in several thousand Irish women travelling to the United Kingdom each year to terminate their pregnancies.

Volunteers from Reproductive rights, against Oppression, Sexism & Austerity (ROSA) in Dublin, calling for a "Yes" vote.

Writing in the Times Ireland newspaper, Varadkar urged voters to put themselves in the shoes of an Irish woman dealing with a crisis pregnancy.

A bright and young life snuffed out before her time, Savita continues to be a catalyst for an important life-altering law in a country far, far away from Belagavi. It is proposed that instead of the article, the government has proposed would act legislation and allow abortion up to 12 weeks.

Recommended:

  • Battlefield 5 reveal trailer shows return to World War 2

    Battlefield 5 reveal trailer shows return to World War 2

    This is an interesting spot for the game to launch, as that means it'll be coming out right next to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 . Those purchasing the Deluxe Edition will get early access to the game on October 16.
    Eagles star man Victor Moses 'fantastic' praise Mikel Obi, Rohr

    Eagles star man Victor Moses 'fantastic' praise Mikel Obi, Rohr

    The recall of Efe Ambrose from the Scottish League and Junior Lokossa who is being given a chance, is also good, " he said. "The list is fantastic; I believe Rohr has done his homework very well before coming out with the list".
    Five things we learned from the England World Cup squad announcement

    Five things we learned from the England World Cup squad announcement

    The main star of the England team is the striker Tottenham Harry Kane, who scored 30 goals in last season's Premier League.
  • Congress seeks appointment with president over Karnataka issue

    Congress seeks appointment with president over Karnataka issue

    Yeddyurappa leaves to meet the state governor to stake claim to form the government , in Bengaluru , India, May 16, 2018. India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP ) leader and former Chief Minister of the southern state of Karnataka B.S.
    Ronda Rousey wants a baby 'soon'

    Ronda Rousey wants a baby 'soon'

    Rousey stole the show at WrestleMania and proved her critics wrong once already. "I'm over the moon about it". The reporter then commented about Ronda's current relationship with her husband, UFC fighter Travis Browne .
    Superman actress Margot Kidder, dead aged 69

    Superman actress Margot Kidder, dead aged 69

    Kidder portrayed Lois Lane and McClure played Jimmy Olsen in the film which also starred Christopher Reeve as Superman . Kidder recalled her childhood in northern Canada, saying, "We didn't have movies in this little mining town".
  • Harvey Weinstein Surrenders To Authorities On Sexual Assault Charges

    Harvey Weinstein Surrenders To Authorities On Sexual Assault Charges

    More than 70 women have accused Hollywood mogul of sexual misconduct , including rape , with some allegations dating back decades. Asked about the raft of other allegations against Weinstein , Mr Brafman said the case was a question of crime, not bad behavior.
    Sensex loses over 125 points; Nifty touches below 10700-mark

    Sensex loses over 125 points; Nifty touches below 10700-mark

    The 30-share Sensex surged over 436 points in early trade and the NSE Nifty soared almost 128 points before making a U-turn. Similarly, the Sensex fell 495.61 points or 1.37 per cent from its intra-day high to close the session at 35,543.94.
    World Health Organization  says 'high risk' Ebola will spread in DR Congo

    World Health Organization says 'high risk' Ebola will spread in DR Congo

    Notably, about 23 people have reportedly died and 42 people have contracted the virus since Epola outbreak began earlier in May. Eleven new confirmed cases were reported in the Republic of Congo , which is confirmed by the local Ministry of health.
  • National Basketball Association  playoffs wrap: May 25

    National Basketball Association playoffs wrap: May 25

    So, Lue didnt play his third-best player this series in a pivotal Game 5 because the Celtics didnt play their eighth-best player. It sure has looked at times as though he relishes these moments, though James said otherwise at Cavaliers shootaround Friday.
    Trump's son-in-law gets back top secret security clearance

    Trump's son-in-law gets back top secret security clearance

    Like the president, Kushner was previously a wealthy real estate magnate and headed up his family's company. Kushner will now have access to "top secret" intelligence, including Trump's daily briefing from the CIA.
    Holy Month Of Ramzan Begins After Moon Sighted In Parts Of India

    Holy Month Of Ramzan Begins After Moon Sighted In Parts Of India

    The holy month of Ramazan has arrived in all its glory and as Muslims around the world would start fasting for a whole month. This year Ramazan ( Ramadan ) begins on the evening of Tuesday May 15 and ends on the evening of Thursday June 14.


Popular

All 7 Philip Roth Movies Ranked, From 'American Pastoral' to 'Goodbye, Columbus'
Zuckerman later reappears in The Counterlife (1986), where he seems to die of a heart attack and is resurrected afterwards. Roth has written an array of highly acclaimed books in his lifetime till 2012, after which he announced his retirement.

Meghan Markle is now taking lessons in being a Royal
Perry added that she thought the Duchess of Cambridge's dress "won", but said she was still supportive of Markle and Harry's nuptials.

Three lava flows reach coast as volcanic eruption batters Hawaii
Now another wonder has emerged from the ground: blue flames created by burning methane escaping through pavement cracks. Earlier this month officials removed a flammable gas called pentane from the plant to reduce the chance of explosions.

Trump not backing down on 'spy' allegations
And if Obama knew about it, why can't Trump?" It is unclear what information will be shared during the briefing. And why did they hide it for so long? "What I want is I want total transparency", he said .

Hawaii volcano produces blue flames from methane
Although potentially fatal if inhaled, Stovall said the danger was confined to the immediate vicinity of laze plumes themselves. Stovall said lava spatter from one of the vents was forming a wall that was helping protect a nearby geothermal plant.

WWE Raw: Roman Reigns attacks Jinder Mahal, Ronda Rousey accepts challenge
On the women's side of things, Alexa Bliss, Bayley, and Mickie James will try to join Ember Moon at Money in the Bank . Time after time, Roman Reigns has failed to recapture the WWE Universal championship from Brock lesnar.

Kia Sportage To Debut Brand's New Diesel Mild Hybrid Powertrain
The MHSG can then seamlessly re-ignite the engine - in any situation - if the driver presses the throttle pedal. Kia is set to introduce its first 48-volt diesel mild hybrid powertrain in the second half of 2018.

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim freed from jail
Several dozen policemen were also seen at a luxury condominium in another district of Kuala Lumpur , where Najib has an apartment. Separately, Malaysia and six countries are investigating defeated prime minster Najim over corruption at the state fund 1MDB.

Taliban storm western Afghan city of Farah
Mohammad Radmanish confirmed a district police chief in Farah died, but said other statements about violence were exaggerated. The Taliban are stepping up their spring offensive , in an apparent rejection of a peace talks overture from the government.

Robert Mueller had authority to prosecute Paul Manafort: judge
He has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges, none of which are directly related to work he performed for Mr Trump's campaign. On Tuesday, Judge Amy Berman Jackson , one of the two judges hearing the cases against Manafort, rejected these arguments .