Poor Ireland. A small country that, in my opinion at least, is under-represented in this forum. Hence the perceived need for this thread. Below is the opening story.
Ireland Just Voted to Legalize Abortion
(Mother Jones) On Friday, Ireland made history when the country voted to repeal its constitution’s Eighth Amendment, one of the strictest abortion laws in Europe. The referendum’s passage is a huge win for reproductive-rights advocates in a Catholic country that for decades pledged to give women and fetuses an “equal right to life” and made abortion punishable by up to 14 years in prison.
The final results began coming in on Saturday and here’s (see story linked above) the initial breakdown of the vote, with the final results expected later today.
While abortion is not a good thing, decriminalizing it is a great idea. At least IMHO.