Irish politicians to vote on abortion law

Irish politicians will vote tonight to legislate for abortion for the first time in the country's history.

Several members of Ireland's coalition Government are expected to rebel over the reforms, which will make it legal for a woman to terminate her pregnancy if her life is at risk.

Overnight a group of anti-abortion activists slept out in front of the Irish parliament, but the law is expected to pass.

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