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U.S., like Ireland, needs to move forward on abortion laws

Votes poured in May 25 in Dublin for the referendum on the Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution, which prohibited abortions unless a mother’s life was in danger. The Irish voted 66.4 percent in favor to repeal the amendment. (Photo courtesy of Brian Lawless/PA/Abaca Press/TNS)

By Anne-Marie Yurik | Columnist

May 30, 2018

Ireland overturned the Eighth Amendment of its constitution May 25, effectively ending one of the world’s most restrictive bans on abortion and allowing room for more progressive laws to emerge in Ireland. Meanwhile, the United States seems to be moving backwards. The Supreme Court this week refus...

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