Ireland votes down abortion law by wide margin

Irish Church urges voters to reject abortion and protect life

With results declared in just over half of the 40 voting constituencies, 67 percent backed the proposal.

Results from urban centers were even more decisive.

Support for "Yes" was at 77 percent in Dublin Central, 69 percent in Cork South-Central, 64 percent in Cork North-Central and 60 percent in Galway East.

Thousands of Irish citizens living overseas traveled home to vote in the referendum, which did not have a postal vote option. "The constitution has changed, but the facts have not", it added.

Ireland's unique grassroots system called "The Tally" has seen volunteers monitor the contents of ballot boxes as they were being opened at counting centers throughout the country.

The No vote won 51.9 per cent of the vote in Donegal, on a turnout of 57.1 per cent.

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On Saturday, the prime minister of Ireland said the passage of a referendum paving the way for legalized abortions is a historic day for his country and a great act of democracy. Ireland has always been one of Europe's most socially conservative countries, and contraception was only fully legalized in 1985, while divorce was banned until 1995. Pro-choice supporters argued that the clause restricted adequate healthcare and women's autonomy over their own bodies while forcing Irish citizens to seek medical care in countries like the United Kingdom, where abortion is legal.

The only age group that didn't vote pro-abortion by a "whopping majority" was people over 65.

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald, whose party campaigned in favour of a Yes vote, said: "We have, without doubt, done right by Irish women for this generation and many to come".

"We now have to hold the government to what they have said, that they want to see a situation where abortion will be rare", said leading anti-abortion campaigner Cora Sherlock. But advocates say the vote represents a changing tone in Ireland's politics. "This is about women's equality and this day brings massive change, monumental change for women in Ireland, and there is no going back".

Ireland overwhelmingly voted in favour of legalising abortion on Friday, two early exit polls show.

Ireland's Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone said Saturday she expects new abortion legislation to be in place before the end of the year.

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"I feel incredible moved, very proud to be Irish at the moment", she said from Japan.

Most of those using the hashtag were planning to vote "yes" to repeal the Eighth AmendmentIreland's near-total ban on abortion that only makes exceptions to save the life of the mother.

Those aged 35-49 endorsed repeal by around 73%, the exit polls indicate. Officials results are expected Saturday afternoon.

A spokesman for an anti-abortion umbrella group Save The 8th John McGuirk conceded there was "no prospect" the country's abortion ban, imposed in a 1983 referendum, would be retained.

"Savita said to her she is not Catholic, she is Hindu, and why impose the law on her".

Over 66 percent of roughly 2.1 million voters supported eliminating the nation's Eighth Amendment, election official Barry Ryan said Saturday, opening the door for Ireland's government to consider legislation permitting abortions during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

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An Irish Times exit poll of about 4,000 voters by Ipsos/MRBI shows that 68% voted "Yes" to repealing the Eighth Amendment, which guarantees a mother and her unborn fetus "an equal right to life".

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