Ireland goes to the polls in referendum deciding legalization of abortion

Ireland goes to the polls in referendum deciding legalization of abortion

The streets of the country are filled with posters for and against abortion, in campaigns vying for the attention and vote of undecided Irish.

Abortion in Ireland is only allowed in case of life-threateningClodagh Kilcoyne / Reuters - 23.5.2018Women dressed as in the dystopian series “The Handmaid's Tale,” based on a book of the same name by Canadian writer Margaret Atwood, have taken over the streets of Dublin, Ireland.In the work of fiction, red dresses and white caps represent women who are raped by their bosses so they can get pregnant, as most women have become infertile from pollution.In real life, Irish women wearing the same clothes are campaigning for the vote to legalize abortion in the referendum on Friday across the country.The proposal is to modify an amendment to the constitution that prohibits abortion and replace it with a bill that would allow abortion in any situation up to 12 weeks of gestation and up to 6 months for perilous pregnancies, with the permission of a doctor.Polls show that the vote in favor of legalization has a small advantage, which however has been dropping in recent days.In...


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