Ireland to hold historic abortion referendum

Demonstrators participate at The March for Choice event in Dublin, Ireland, last year, calling for a change to Ireland’s strict abortion laws.

The Irish government has agreed to hold a historic referendum at the end of May to decide whether to reform its strict abortion laws. Voters will be asked whether they want to retain or repeal the eighth amendment of the constitution, which was inserted in 1983 and recognises the equal right to life for mothers and…