A Large Majority of Irish Supporting for Easing of Abortion Law. The first exit polls in Ireland show that a vast majority is for smoother abortion legislation. An exit poll from The Irish Times shows that 68 percent voted for it.
With such a result, that would mean that the Irish government relaxed the abortion rules. Women could then always have an abortion up to 12 weeks in pregnancy, reports The English News.
More than three million Irish people were allowed to vote on the easing of abortion legislation. The polling stations closed at 23:00 CET.
Ireland has one of the strictest abortion laws in the EU. In 2013 there was a relaxation of the rule. Since then, abortion is only allowed if the mother is in mortal danger. Even after the rape, Irish law does not permit to terminate a pregnancy prematurely.
Next day the final result of the referendum will be announced.