Ireland passes landmark abortion bill, ending total ban

Ireland.s parliament has passed a landmark law that will allow limited abortion in the Catholic country for the first time.

Lawmakers in the Dáil, Ireland’s parliament, voted in the early morning hours Friday to legalise abortions in cases when one could save a woman’s life.

After long and contentious debate that saw bishops threatening to ex-communicate lawmakers who voted in favour of the law, Prime Minister Enda Kenny’s coalition government pushed the bill through by a vote of 127 to 31, according to RTE News — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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