May 24, 2018 12:23 IST

Ireland's abortion referendum

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An upcoming vote on whether to scrap the 1983 ban on abortion is the latest referendum to gauge just how much has changed in Ireland, once one of Europe's most socially conservative and staunchly Catholic countries. Women chat in front of a Pro-Choice mural ahead of a 25th May referendum on abortion law, in Dublin, Ireland. Credit: Reuters
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Rossi Maloney aged 2 who featured as a 'No' campaign poster child after his mother Emma Maloney credits the 8th Amendment for saving his life after an unplanned pregnancy, holds a Pro-Life poster ahead of a 25th May referendum on abortion law, in Dublin, Ireland, May 23, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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Politicians struggle with a 'Yes' sign in front of St. Stephen's church on a street ahead of a 25th May referendum on abortion law, in Dublin, Ireland, May 23, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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Police are seen at a new Pro-Choice mural by a graffiti artist collective called 'Subset' ahead of a 25th May referendum on abortion law, in Dublin, Ireland May 22, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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A demonstrator shows a symbol for Repeal the 8th Amendment painted on her face during a march for more liberal Irish abortion laws, in Dublin, Ireland. Credit: Reuters