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Ireland votes to allow abortion in certain cases: RTE

Abortion rights supporters hold placards in front of the gates of the Irish Parliament building in Dublin on July 10, 2013. Irish lawmakers on Friday voted in favour of controversial new legislation which will allow for abortion in limited cases where the mother's life is at risk, broadcaster RTE announced.

Abortion rights supporters hold placards in front of the gates of the Irish Parliament building in Dublin on July 10, 2013. Irish lawmakers on Friday voted in favour of controversial new legislation which will allow for abortion in limited cases where the mother's life is at risk, broadcaster RTE announced.  (AFP/File)

Irish lawmakers on Friday voted in favour of controversial new legislation which will allow for abortion in limited cases where the mother's life is at risk, broadcaster RTE announced.

Members voted 127-31 in favour of the government's plans to legalise abortion for life-threatening cases, including those in which the mother is deemed a suicide risk, it added.

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