Pro-choice campaign calls 40,000 Irish expats home for abortion vote

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Citizens living abroad urged to return in bid to swing referendum and repeal termination ban

Up to 40,000 Irish citizens living abroad are being urged to return home to cast crucial votes in a historic referendum in May that could overturn the country’s ban on abortion. A campaign, Home to Vote, is calling on the Irish diaspora in the UK, Europe, north America and elsewhere to book flights and ferries to Ireland to exercise their democratic right.

Three years ago thousands of Irish citizens returned home to vote on same-sex marriage legislation, boosting the remarkable two-thirds majority for changing the law. Campaigners now hope to repeat the feat.

No one under 52 has had a chance to vote on this before. It’s a once-in-a-generation opportunity

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