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7th September 1983 a referendum was held to add a "right to life of the unborn" to the Irish Constitution, legally blocking all abortion.

After decades of pro-choice campaigning, the amendment was repealed in 2018.

Here are some documents from the 1983 campaign: https://www.leftarchive.ie/subject/2639/

Referendum - Eighth Amendment (Right to life) Referendum, 1983

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8th March 2018, an International Women's Day march for choice took place in Dublin calling for the repeal of the eighth amendment. Here are documents distributed at the march: https://www.leftarchive.ie/demonstration/6061/

The eighth amendment was repealed by referendum the following May, removing the block on abortion in Ireland.

Political Material from: International Women's Day March for Choice, 8th March 2018

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