Tonight, our time, Ireland will head to the polls in a groundbreaking referendum that could dramatically increase access to abortion for the country’s citizens.
- Clementine Ford
- Brisbane Times
Ireland currently suffers under some of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws, with the procedure completely illegal in all circumstances except those in which the mother’s life is at substantial risk.
The history of the 8th amendment is fairly in step with what one might expect from a traditionally Catholic country (although the referendum is expected to get widespread support).
It was passed…