The Heat: Ireland’s abortion referendum

The Heat

Yes or No? That’s the question facing Irish voters as they decide whether to change the country’s constitution and make abortion legal.

Ireland stands divided as it votes in a referendum on abortion rights.

The country has some of the strictest abortion laws in the world –enshrined in its constitution that gives the unborn equal status to mothers. Voters in Ireland voted Thursday and Friday on whether to repeal the constitutional amendment on abortion as written – opening the door for lawmakers to craft new legislation regulating abortion.

CGTN’s Richard Bestic has a look at what voters are facing.

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Ireland’s abortion referendum divides country