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Pro-Abortion-Rights Activists Won in Ireland, But Not Argentina

Efforts to loosen restrictive laws in the two Catholic-majority countries resulted in two very different outcomes.
Source: Natacha Pisarenko / AP

When Ireland voted in its historic referendum in May to overturn its decades-old ban on abortion, it looked as if more change could follow. If Ireland voted to liberalize abortion access, maybe Northern Ireland would be next. And after that, who knows? The Irish referendum proved that even a Catholic-majority country was ready to have the debate. Perhaps it wouldn’t be long before others would do the same.  

Another vote on abortion did come three months later, this

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