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Irish citizens travel across country lines for abortion vote

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Written by Bradley Warren

KHQ.COM - Thousands of Irish citizens currently living out of the country are traveling home to Ireland to vote on repealing a longstanding law that outlaws abortions.

The polls will open on May 25th to vote to repeal the eighth amendment, which currently gives equal rights to the life of an unborn child.

If the country votes in favor of repealing the amendment the ban on abortions would be lifted and legislation would be put in place by parliament to allow abortions within the first 12 weeks. 

Voters in Ireland have been documenting the journey to the polls.

People are traveling home to Ireland from Sweden, Belgium and even America to make their voice heard.

The eighth amendment was put in place in 1983.

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