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Irish want abortion access, poll says

DUBLIN — Most people in Ireland want lawmakers to give women wider access to abortion, a poll revealed on Thursday as senior clerics testified before a parliamentary committee investigating ­Ireland’s ban on the practice.

Prime Minister Enda ­Kenny’s government pledged to legalize abortion for women whose lives are deemed in danger, including those who threaten to commit suicide if denied an abortion.

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