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Majority Of Citizens' Assembly Voted In Favour Of Changing Eight Amendment

By Alana Laverty

April 22, 2017 at 1:52pm

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The Citizens' Assembly has voted in favour of changing Ireland's abortion laws. 

A huge majority (87%) voted to recommend that the Eight Amendment should not be retained in full. 

A second vote will be held this afternoon asking the Assembly whether they think the Eighth Amendment should be repealed or replaced/amended.

If the result of the vote is implemented by the Government, a referendum will be required to change the constitution.

Up to four votes will be taken over the next two days — depending on the decisions taken by the assembly members.

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