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‘I had an abortion’: Irish mother reveals what it’s like to travel to England for a termination

Janet Ní Shuilleabháin was 18 when she found out she was pregnant.

Confident she wasn’t ready to be a mother, and unable to have a termination in Ireland due to the country’s strict abortion laws, she was forced to travel to London to end the pregnancy.

On 25 May, Ireland will vote on whether to repeal the eighth amendment. A “Yes” vote would allow for the government to legislate on terminations.

If Ireland votes “No”, the eighth amendment will remain in place.

You can follow all the developments in the debate, as well as the latest polls, on The Independent’s live blog: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/ireland-abortion-referendum-live-updates-repeal-eighth-amendment-vote-latest-poll-a8334956.html

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