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>> Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to overhaul its abortion laws. It's a landslide victory for liberalizing the Catholic country's abortion stats.>> Savor this moment and enjoy it>> Friday's referendum marking a historic shift. Reuters' Podric Halpin has been taking it all in from one of the counting centers.
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>> So what that means for the city of Ruckers, as said as much is that this makes the government's path to passing the legislation much easier. It had kind of been a tight margin. You may have seen the battle moved to parliament and the no side looking to water down its own
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] will be drafted over the summer and will pass before the end of the year.
00:00:43
>> Varadkar has previously called for terminations with no restrictions to be allowed up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy. For a country once seen as Europe's most socially conservative, things are moving fast. Ireland only legalized divorce by a raise of thin majority in 1995. But three years ago, it became the first country to adopt gay marriage by popular vote.
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>> This always makes monumental vote for Ireland and the scale of the margin of victory just shows it's another milestone on Ireland's path from what was once a very conservative country just two decades ago. And one minister said this afternoon that this does not say anything about Ireland in 2018, said we were already here, we just needed something to show that we are.
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>> The main anti-abortion campaign conceded defeat early into Saturday's count. Saying what's Irish voters did was a tragedy of historic proportions.>> Thank you.>> But the yes voting Prime Minister Varadkar summed up the win as decades in the making. In his words, the culmination of a quiet revolution.