The people of Ireland have voted to Repeal Amendment Eight of their Constitution which forbid Abortions.
The Irish prime minister has hailed his country's "quiet revolution" as early results point to a "resounding" vote for overturning the abortion ban.
Leo Varadkar was speaking after exit polls suggested a landslide vote in favor of reforming the law.
"The people have spoken. They have said we need a modern constitution for a modern country," he said.
Exit polls suggest about 69% voted to repeal a part of the constitution that effectively bans terminations.
Mr Varadkar, who campaigned in favor of liberalization, said: "What we've seen is the culmination of a quiet revolution that's been taking place in Ireland over the past 20 years."
The taoiseach (prime minister) added that Irish voters "trust and respect women to make the right choices and decisions about their own healthcare".
Those taking part in Friday's referendum were asked whether they wanted to repeal or retain a part of the constitution known as the Eighth Amendment, which says an unborn child has the same right to life as a pregnant woman.
A vote in favour of repeal paves the way for the Dáil (Irish Parliament) to legislate for change which would see the introduction of a much more liberal regime.
Currently, abortion is only allowed when a woman's life is at risk, but not in cases of rape, incest or fatal foetal abnormality.
Mr Varadkar said he hoped to have a new abortion law enacted by the end of this year.
But a nasty dose of ugly reality is what drove this major change: RAPE. (Article continues below Ad)
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Since allowing Muslim "refugees" into Ireland, incidents of rape have skyrocketed so high and the crime is occurring so frequently, that the public has decided they need to be able to kill the vile offspring of such third-world savages.
"I know several girls who've been raped" said one Irishman who asked to remain anonymous.
Another man was brutally honest when he said
"We don't want sand nigger babies here in Ireland; got to kill them before they hatch."
Others who were gathered round and overhearing those remarks cheered. It seems as though the Prime Minister's sentiments about Ireland getting a modern Constitution are actually being driven by Muslim rape gangs, not some lefty desire for liberalization.