Ireland’s abortion referendum: ‘it’s painful and it’s personal’

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the Guardian—On 25 May, the people of Ireland will vote on whether to relax their harsh abortion laws. We talk to some of the thousands of women who’ve been galvanised by the chance of a lifetime Social change used to come slowly in Ireland. Now, it cannot seem to come fast enough. Three years ago this month, the Republic voted in favour of same-sex marriage – and became the first country in the world to do so. A year later, Leo Varadkar, who was a number of firsts rolled into one, became taoiseach. At 38,...

How an Irish-American woman’s legal case helped spur Ireland’s abortion referendum. Amanda Mellet contested Ireland’s abortion ban at the U.N. — and won.