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    Irish Committee Urges Legalizing Abortion

    The people have spoken. A committee in Ireland established to advise on the country’s strict abortion laws has voted to recommend the Irish government legalize abortion “without restrictions,” changing the constitution’s eighth amendment, which gives mothers and fetuses equal human rights. The Citizen’s Assembly — 99 randomly selected members of the public chaired by a Supreme Court justice — voted 87 percent in favor of changing the constitution. The country currently only allows abortions for women whose lives are at risk. Constitutional change would require a referendum.

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