The 17 best reactions to Ireland overturning its abortion ban

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Sunday 27 May 2018 08:15
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Irish supporters of the ‘Yes’ vote are celebrating after the country’s historic referendum success on repealing the country’s eighth amendment, which will effectively end its ban on abortion.

People have been celebrating across the country, and politicians and activists alike share in the victory.

Of the result, Ireland Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said:

What we have seen today is a culmination of a quiet revolution that has been taking place in Ireland for the past 10 or 20 years.

Reactions online have been similarly euphoric...

People are sharing what the referendum means to them

And celebrating the power of women

Jeremy Corbyn and others wrote in to congratulate Ireland on the results

And reactions to the referendum result have been overwhelming

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