Ireland abortion poll: Campaigns in full swing

Source: BBC News

On Friday, 25 May, voters in the Republic of Ireland go to the polls to decide whether to reform the country’s near-total ban on abortion.

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If there is a Yes vote the government will introduce legislation allowing for unrestricted access to a termination for the first 12 weeks.

I spent some time with campaigners from both sides of the argument.

It’s half past seven in the evening and a team of 20 canvassers are knocking doors in north Dublin.

They are looking for a Yes vote in the abortion referendum; they want to repeal the eighth amendment that gives equal rights to life to the mother and to the unborn.

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