In Ireland, National Abortion Ban Repealed

In May, voters in Ireland repealed the Eighth Amendment of the country’s constitution, which was one of the world’s most restrictive abortion bans, granting equal right to life for an unborn child and a pregnant woman.

Following the referendum, political leaders said they would quickly pass a new law guaranteeing unrestricted abortion up to 12 weeks.

Pro-life supporters had mounted a massive effort to “Save the Eighth,” with nearly 100,000 people marching for life just a few weeks prior to the vote.