The Hill: Ireland overturns abortion ban in landslide vote26 May 2018 | 20:13 | FOCUS News Agency
The eighth amendment of the Irish constitution imposed one of the world's most restrictive bans on the procedure. But in a landslide, Irish voters rejected the amendment.
With nearly all constituencies reporting results, the Guardian reported that 67 percent had voted to repeal the provision, with only 33 percent voting to preserve it.
"The people have said that we want a modern constitution for a modern country, that we trust women and we respect them to make the right decision and the right choices about their health care," Leo Varadkar said on Saturday.
Varadkar said on Saturday that he planned to implement a new abortion law by the end of the year.
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