Ireland Votes in Landslide to Repeal Abortion Ban: Exit Poll

According to an Irish Times exit poll, conducted by Ipsos/MRBI, Ireland has voted in a landslide to repeal the country’s abortion ban. “The poll suggests that the margin of victory for the Yes side in the referendum will be 68 per cent to 32 per cent—a stunning victory for the Yes side after a long and often divisive campaign,” the Times reported. In particular, the referendum asked voters whether to repeal a constitutional ban on abortion, enacted as Ireland’s Eighth Amendment in 1983. The debate over the motion became so massive that emigrant supporters of both repealing and upholding the law flew back to Ireland just to vote in the referendum.