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Faced with a binary choice, a slim majority (52pc) supported unrestricted abortion up to 12 weeks as we middle aged Malcolms in the middle had predicted all along.

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After all, this was basically the No argument: your daughter has been impregnated through rape tough; your wife must carry full term a baby that will die within minutes of birth ah well; your daughter faces serious health problems in pregnancy so what?; your wife will die if she continues with her pregnancy sad, but that’s the way it goes.

Like Napoleon in the Battle of Waterloo, the No side entirely staked out the wrong (absolutist) position.

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The expectation, on both sides, was that the ‘undecided’ would break down more Yes than No, but not as definitively Yes as it did.

It has been said, with merit, that the intention was pro choice, to allow women the right to choose, and, indeed, other poll findings support that contention.

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And maybe they also wanted to be rid of an issue that has plagued the country for 35 years.

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