As Irish Abortion Vote Nears, Fears of Foreign Influence Rise

Volunteers with the Irish Center for Bio-Ethical Reform distributing pamphlets during a protest outside The Irish Times office in Dublin last week. CreditPaulo Nunes dos Santos for The New York Times

DUBLIN — As Ireland prepares to vote in May on a referendum on whether to repeal its ban on abortion, anti-abortion campaigners can be seen rallying most weekdays on the streets of Dublin, outside Parliament, and at universities, news media buildings and the offices of human rights groups.

They arrive wearing body cameras and bearing placards with graphic images of aborted fetuses.

But not all of them are Irish.

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