Why a fight over US abortion law now looms

Why a fight over US abortion law now looms

Image copyright Reuters Anthony Kennedy was a swing vote on the US Supreme Court, albeit one that frequently tilted to the right. Replacing him with a solidly conservative justice, however, could have a significant impact on US jurisprudence – and politics – for decades to come.Here’s a look at some of the most consequential issues.AbortionShortly…

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Landslide vote overturns Irish abortion ban

Landslide vote overturns Irish abortion ban

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionReturning Officer Barry Ryan delivered the results in Irish and English The Republic of Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to overturn the abortion ban by 66.4% to 33.6%.A referendum held on Friday resulted in a landslide win for the repeal side. Currently, abortion is only allowed when a…

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Voting opens in Irish abortion referendum

Voting opens in Irish abortion referendum

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Irish media reporting ‘brisk’ turnout Turnout in the Republic of Ireland’s referendum on abortion laws is higher, so far, than in recent votes.Voting will continue until 22:00 local time on Friday.The turnout at mid afternoon on Friday was higher than at the same stage of the country’s referendum on…

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