Ireland prime minister Varadkar campaigns to lift abortion ban
Ireland’s prime minister Leo Varadkar on Thursday (24) made a last-ditch effort in his campaign to lift a ban on abortions, as the country gets set to vote in a referendum on the crucial issue today. In what is seen as the first major test of his leadership since he took charge as ‘Taoiseach’ a year ago, Varadkar has been urging voters to ensure a high turnout in the referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution which severely restricts access to abortions. The case of Savita Halappanavar, a 31-year-old Indian dentist who died of blood poisoning at…
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