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Clear majority in favour of repealing Eighth Amendment, Red C poll finds

60 per cent of voters support repeal, with 20 per cent opposed, while 20 per cent remain undecided

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

28th January, 2018

A clear majority of voters are in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment – but there is slightly less support for legislating for abortion up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy.

It comes as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is expected to back the proposal for abortion up to the first 12 weeks of pregnancy after tomorrow’s special cabinet meeting.

The latest Sunday Business Post/Red C poll has found that 60 per cent of voters support repeal,...

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