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>> Savor this moment, and enjoy it.>> Ireland is on course overhaul its restrictive abortion laws. Two exit polls forecast a landslide victory for liberalizing the catholic country's abortion stance, and the main anti-abortion campaign has already conceded defeat, saying that it's lost Fridays referendum. Counting is currently underway.
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One lawmaker from the opposition Labor party said early tallying suggests the exit polls are correct. If so, it will be the latest milestone in Ireland, a country that two decades ago was one of Europe's most socially conservative. Island only legalized divorce by a razor thin majority in 1995.
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Three years ago, it became the first country to adopt gay marriage by popular vote, and more major change could be on the horizon, with even a resounding vote to overturn current abortion restrictions could be just the start of a troublesome Parliamentary process. Campaigning has focused on the legislation that might come after the referendum.
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The country's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has called for terminations with no restrictions to be allowed up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy. That proposal has already been met with the resistance from some lawmakers for going too far.