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Ireland's abortion referendum

Women chat in front of a pro-abortion rights mural ahead of a May 25 referendum on liberalizing abortion law, in Dublin, Ireland, May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Women chat in front of a pro-abortion rights mural ahead of a May 25 referendum on liberalizing abortion law, in Dublin, Ireland, May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Women chat in front of a pro-abortion rights mural ahead of a May 25 referendum on liberalizing abortion law, in Dublin, Ireland, May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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An anti-abortion activist interrupts a pro-abortion rights demonstration with volunteers dressed up as handmaids in Dublin, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

An anti-abortion activist interrupts a pro-abortion rights demonstration with volunteers dressed up as handmaids in Dublin, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

An anti-abortion activist interrupts a pro-abortion rights demonstration with volunteers dressed up as handmaids in Dublin, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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Politicians struggle with a 'Yes' sign in front of St. Stephen's church on a street in Dublin, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Politicians struggle with a 'Yes' sign in front of St. Stephen's church on a street in Dublin, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Politicians struggle with a 'Yes' sign in front of St. Stephen's church on a street in Dublin, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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Fr. Peter O'Kane from Belfast takes part in an anti-abortion rally in the centre of Dublin, Ireland, May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Fr. Peter O'Kane from Belfast takes part in an anti-abortion rally in the centre of Dublin, Ireland, May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Fr. Peter O'Kane from Belfast takes part in an anti-abortion rally in the centre of Dublin, Ireland, May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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A demonstrator shows a symbol for Repeal the 8th Amendment painted on her face during a march for more liberal Irish abortion laws, in Dublin, March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A demonstrator shows a symbol for Repeal the 8th Amendment painted on her face during a march for more liberal Irish abortion laws, in Dublin, March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A demonstrator shows a symbol for Repeal the 8th Amendment painted on her face during a march for more liberal Irish abortion laws, in Dublin, March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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A protestor stands in front of the Project Arts Centre after a pro-abortion rights 'Repeal the 8th Amendment' mural was painted over for a second time after the Irish charities regulator ordered it to be removed again in Dublin, April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A protestor stands in front of the Project Arts Centre after a pro-abortion rights 'Repeal the 8th Amendment' mural was painted over for a second time after the Irish charities regulator ordered it to be removed again in Dublin, April 23, 2018....more

A protestor stands in front of the Project Arts Centre after a pro-abortion rights 'Repeal the 8th Amendment' mural was painted over for a second time after the Irish charities regulator ordered it to be removed again in Dublin, April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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Rossi Maloney, age 2, who is featured as a 'No' campaign poster child after his mother Emma Maloney credits the 8th Amendment for saving his life after an unplanned pregnancy, holds an anti-abortion poster in Dublin, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Rossi Maloney, age 2, who is featured as a 'No' campaign poster child after his mother Emma Maloney credits the 8th Amendment for saving his life after an unplanned pregnancy, holds an anti-abortion poster in Dublin, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh...more

Rossi Maloney, age 2, who is featured as a 'No' campaign poster child after his mother Emma Maloney credits the 8th Amendment for saving his life after an unplanned pregnancy, holds an anti-abortion poster in Dublin, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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Demonstrators take part in an anti-abortion rally in the centre of Dublin, May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Demonstrators take part in an anti-abortion rally in the centre of Dublin, May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Demonstrators take part in an anti-abortion rally in the centre of Dublin, May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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Police are seen at a new pro-abortion rights mural by a graffiti artist collective called 'Subset' in Dublin, May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Police are seen at a new pro-abortion rights mural by a graffiti artist collective called 'Subset' in Dublin, May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Police are seen at a new pro-abortion rights mural by a graffiti artist collective called 'Subset' in Dublin, May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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Sister Lucyna, a nun smiles with a priest as they take part in an anti-abortion rally in the centre of Dublin, May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Sister Lucyna, a nun smiles with a priest as they take part in an anti-abortion rally in the centre of Dublin, May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Sister Lucyna, a nun smiles with a priest as they take part in an anti-abortion rally in the centre of Dublin, May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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A demonstrator holds up a mock referendum polling-card during an anti-abortion rally in the centre of Dublin, May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A demonstrator holds up a mock referendum polling-card during an anti-abortion rally in the centre of Dublin, May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A demonstrator holds up a mock referendum polling-card during an anti-abortion rally in the centre of Dublin, May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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Martin McBreen and his daughter Grace, 3, with Emma Maloney and son Rossi, 2, who are featured as 'No' campaign poster children, hold anti-abortion posters they were featured in in Dublin, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Martin McBreen and his daughter Grace, 3, with Emma Maloney and son Rossi, 2, who are featured as 'No' campaign poster children, hold anti-abortion posters they were featured in in Dublin, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Martin McBreen and his daughter Grace, 3, with Emma Maloney and son Rossi, 2, who are featured as 'No' campaign poster children, hold anti-abortion posters they were featured in in Dublin, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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People chat in front of a mural depicting Savita Halappanavar in the centre of Dublin, May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

People chat in front of a mural depicting Savita Halappanavar in the centre of Dublin, May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

People chat in front of a mural depicting Savita Halappanavar in the centre of Dublin, May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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A pro-abortion rights demonstrator clashes with an anti-abortion activist during in the centre of Dublin, May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A pro-abortion rights demonstrator clashes with an anti-abortion activist during in the centre of Dublin, May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A pro-abortion rights demonstrator clashes with an anti-abortion activist during in the centre of Dublin, May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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People walk past an anti-abortion poster in the city centre of Dublin, May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Max Rossi

People walk past an anti-abortion poster in the city centre of Dublin, May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Max Rossi

People walk past an anti-abortion poster in the city centre of Dublin, May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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A woman walks past a pro-abortion rights poster in the city centre of Dublin, May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Max Rossi

A woman walks past a pro-abortion rights poster in the city centre of Dublin, May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Max Rossi

A woman walks past a pro-abortion rights poster in the city centre of Dublin, May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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A woman looks at an anti-abortion poster draped over buildings encouraging people to vote 'No' in Dublin, May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A woman looks at an anti-abortion poster draped over buildings encouraging people to vote 'No' in Dublin, May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A woman looks at an anti-abortion poster draped over buildings encouraging people to vote 'No' in Dublin, May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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People walk past anti-abortion and pro-abortion rights posters in the city centre of Dublin, May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Max Rossi

People walk past anti-abortion and pro-abortion rights posters in the city centre of Dublin, May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Max Rossi

People walk past anti-abortion and pro-abortion rights posters in the city centre of Dublin, May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Demonstrators take part in an anti-abortion rally in the centre of Dublin, May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Demonstrators take part in an anti-abortion rally in the centre of Dublin, May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Demonstrators take part in an anti-abortion rally in the centre of Dublin, May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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Demonstrators hold posters as they march for more liberal Irish abortion laws, in Dublin, March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Demonstrators hold posters as they march for more liberal Irish abortion laws, in Dublin, March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Demonstrators hold posters as they march for more liberal Irish abortion laws, in Dublin, March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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A plane with a banner reading 'Support Women - Repeal the Eighth' flies over a march for more liberal Irish abortion laws, in Dublin, March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A plane with a banner reading 'Support Women - Repeal the Eighth' flies over a march for more liberal Irish abortion laws, in Dublin, March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A plane with a banner reading 'Support Women - Repeal the Eighth' flies over a march for more liberal Irish abortion laws, in Dublin, March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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