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Poll: Should we have a referendum on the 8th Amendment?

Recent events have brought abortion back into the national debate.

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ALL THIS WEEK, the country has been gripped in a debate about abortion and the 8th Amendment to the Constitution, which gives an unborn child an equal right to life as that of its mother.

There has been a clamour for Ireland to revisit its abortion laws after it emerged that a foreign national was denied an abortion here under recent legislation, despite having been raped and affirming that she was suicidal.

On Wednesday, however, Minister Charlie Flanagan said there was “no appetite” for another referendum surrounding the 8th Amendment.

Click here for an explanation of what exactly the 8th Amendment is, and click here to catch up on what’s been happening on the issue this week.

We want to know what you think: Should we have a referendum on the 8th Amendment?

Poll Results:

Yes (5530)
No (946)
I don't know (219)

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Dan MacGuill

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