Polls for Ireland’s referendum on abortion this Friday say the vote will be a squeaker
VIDEO: Commentator John McGuirk presents shocking information on reasons for voting ‘no’ in this Friday’s referendum to ease abortion access in Ireland.
Voters in Ireland will be making their way to the polling stations on Friday to determine if the government should repeal current abortion laws.
The abortion laws have been in place for more than 30 years and are some of the strictest abortion laws in the world.
The referendum is a closely fought battle, with polls currently showing the result on a knife-edge.
The Irish public is still divided in their opinion, but what are the latest polls?
What is the Irish Abortion Referendum?
Ireland will vote on Friday, May 25 to decide whether the government should repeal an article in the republic’s constitution that designates their abortion laws.
Known as the eighth amendment, or article 40.3.3, the legislation equates a foetus’ life to that of the pregnant woman, effectively banning abortions unless doctors deem a birth to put the mother at risk.
These laws have been in place since 1983 and are some of the toughest abortion laws in the world, drawing criticism from human rights bodies around the world.
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