Huge turnout predicted in Kildare referendum vote on Eighth Amendment this Friday

Exit poll suggests hugely one-sided result in abortion referendum

Exit poll suggests hugely one-sided result in abortion referendum

Broadcaster RTE's exit poll suggested 69.4 percent in favour of the Yes side and 30.6 percent for No.

According to an exit poll released just moments after voting closed, the Irish have decided overwhelmingly to repeal the eighth amendment to their national constitution, which undergirds the strongest anti-abortion provisions in any Western country. An earlier Irish Times/IPSOS poll projected a landslide victory with 68 precent voting in favour of the referendum, and 32 percent against it.

Ireland votes on Friday in an abortion referendum that could be a milestone on a path of change in a country that, only a few decades ago, was one of Europe's most socially conservative.

The song, which featured on 2012 debut '+', was used by pro-life supporters as they campaigned on the streets of Dublin ahead of Ireland's abortion referendum.

The church did not take a stand on the Eighth Amendment referendum or campaign on behalf of retaining it.

"At no stage has the government held out its hand to these women and said, 'How can I help you? There is a clear division between urban and rural communities geographically, between east and west, between old and young", said Barker.

Another Irish Times article reported that voter turnout was extremely high, possibly higher than it was when Ireland voted to legalize same-sex "marriage". Ciara Grealy, 21, from Dublin, said: "I don't know see we should export women to another country to have something that should be done safely and legally here". Many of these groups are supported from overseas, and they often align themselves with the Catholic Church.

"Abortion does one thing, and one thing only - it kills a baby", the Save the 8th campaign said.

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"I have found it hard, I have stumbled but I have met extraordinary women and men along the way who have changed my perspectives on this deeply emotive issue".

Irish voters go to the polls Friday to decide whether to legalize abortion. But many are referencing the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar, who lost her life due to complications of an impending miscarriage that was allowed to progress and became septic because there was a fetal heartbeat.

The Ireland abortion referendum exit poll results will be announced on the Irish talk show The Late Late Show and RTÉ's David McCullagh will reveal what the people interviewed after they voted for or against repealing the Eighth Amendment.

This has meant thousands of pregnant women have been forced to leave their home country at considerable expense to get safe abortions elsewhere.

"I feel like I've waited all of my adult life to have a say on this". The first indications of the final result are expected on Saturday, after the count begins at 08:00GMT.

Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar casts his ballot in the referndum. But in other cases, a doctor can face prosecution and up to 14 years in jail.

Unless the woman's life is in danger, pregnancies can not be terminated, making these laws some of the strictest in Europe, and indeed the rest of the world.

"He said that proposed legislation seeks to introduce a "very liberal abortion regime" with unrestricted access for first three months and thereafter access on health grounds, not yet defined, and possibly up to birth for life limiting conditions".

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