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Irish turn attention to parliament as abortion ban voted out

May. 27, 2018 4:21 AM EDT

DUBLIN (AP) — Attention is turning Sunday to Ireland's parliament now that the country's citizens have voted in landslide numbers to remove the abortion ban from its constitution. It will be up to parliament to make new laws to govern abortions now that the public has rejected the constitution's Eighth...

The Latest: Irish PM plans to move quickly on legal abortion

May. 26, 2018 6:34 PM EDT

DUBLIN (AP) — The Latest on the Irish abortion referendum (all times local): 6:45 p.m. The prime minister of Ireland says the passage of a referendum paving the way for legalized abortions is a historic day for his country and a great act of democracy. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said after official...

'Quiet revolution' leads to abortion rights win in Ireland

May. 26, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

DUBLIN (AP) — In the end, it wasn't even close. Irish voters — young and old, male and female, farming types and city-bred folk — endorsed expunging an abortion ban from their largely Catholic country's constitution by a two-to-one margin, referendum results compiled Saturday showed. The...

Irish election official confirms landslide victory for abortion rights advocates as Ireland repeals constitutional ban.

May. 26, 2018 1:17 PM EDT
DUBLIN (AP) — Irish election official confirms landslide victory for abortion rights advocates as Ireland repeals constitutional ban.

Exit polls suggest Irish voters have repealed abortion ban

May. 25, 2018 7:30 PM EDT

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland appeared to move away from its conservative Roman Catholic roots and embrace a more liberal viewpoint Friday as two major exit polls predicted voters had repealed a constitutional ban on abortion. The RTE television and Irish Times exit polls are only predictions, with official...

The Latest: Exit polls project Irish repealing abortion ban

May. 25, 2018 6:40 PM EDT

DUBLIN (AP) — The Latest on the abortion referendum in Ireland (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Two major exit polls have projected that Irish voters have repealed a constitutional ban on abortions. The exit polls by RTE television and the Irish Times both project a landslide victory for the "yes" forces...

2 major exit polls project that Irish voters have decided to repeal strict ban on abortions

May. 25, 2018 6:30 PM EDT
DUBLIN (AP) — 2 major exit polls project that Irish voters have decided to repeal strict ban on abortions.

AP Explains: What to look for in Irish abortion referendum

May. 25, 2018 3:20 AM EDT

DUBLIN (AP) — Voters in Ireland will decide Friday whether to repeal the country's strict anti-abortion laws. The referendum has divided voters in a traditionally Roman Catholic country where sign of changing attitudes have emerged in recent years. Here's what to look out for: ___ WHAT WILL BE DECIDED? A...

Argentina abortion bill to be voted in lower house in June

May. 24, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lawmakers in Argentina's lower house say they will vote next month on legislation that would legalize elective abortion. The bill allowing elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy was introduced earlier this year. It has the support of 70 lawmakers from across the...

Man acquitted of bomb threat at St. Louis Planned Parenthood

May. 24, 2018 2:41 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An anti-abortion activist has been found not guilty of making a bomb threat at a St. Louis Planned Parenthood facility. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 65-year-old John P. Ryan of Pacific was acquitted Wednesday of a misdemeanor charge of making a terrorist threat. Ryan was...