August 2018 – Citizens of Ireland voted May 25 to repeal a 1983 constitutional amendment that restricted abortion to rare cases involving endangerment of the mother’s life.
In the recent referendum, more than two million voted, with 66% in favor of revoking the amendment. According to the Irish Times, the state will now work to legalize abortion at less than 12 weeks gestation.
The results of the citizen vote reflect a 2017 Pew Research poll, which revealed that 66% of Irish adults supported legalization of abortion in all or most cases. The Pew poll response from Christians in Ireland was nearly identical, at 65%.
foxnews.com, 5/25/18; pewresearch.org, 5/29/18 (including graph)