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Two-to-One Margin: Catholic Constitution and Irish Voters

two-to-one margin: Polls had given the pro-repeal yes side a small lead, but suggested the contest would be close, according to Vancouver Courier. Since 1983, the now-repealed Eighth Amendment had forced women seeking to terminate pregnancies to go abroad for abortions, bear children conceived through rape or incest or take illegal measures at home. Irish voters young and old, male and female, farming types and city-bred folk endorsed expunging an abortion ban from their largely Catholic country's constitution by a two-to-one margin, referendum results compiled Saturday showed.article continues below Trending Stories Pedestrian killed in early morning accident on Cambie Street Update Police arrest high-risk sex-offender Vancouver police announce arrests, dismantling' Lower Mainland gang Elderly man dies after being hit crossing Kingsway The decisive outcome of the landmark referendum held Friday exceeded expectations and was cast as a historic victory for women's rights. As the final tally was announced showing over 66 per cent of voters supported lifting the ban, crowds in the ancient courtyard of Dublin Castle began chanting Savita! Savita! in honour of Savita Halappanavar, a 31-year-old dentist who died of sepsis during a protracted miscarriage after being denied an abortion at a Galway hospital in 2012. Later, he hailed the momentous outcome as a victory for Ireland's future. With exit polls showing a win for abortion rights campaigners, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar called the apparent victory the culmination of a quiet revolution. ( As reported in the news.