In the referendum held on Friday and results announced last night, people in Ireland voted overwhelmingly to overturn the abortion ban by 66.4 per cent to 33.6 per cent. Hundreds of People chanted Savita's name soon after the outcome of the referendum was announced.
As he left Dublin Castle, he stopped for selfies and chatted with the handful of Yes-supporters still in the forecourt.
Savita's father, Andanappa Yelagi, told local media at the family home in India he supports calls for the new legislation to be named in her honour. He said it was their "one last request". Others sang songs in the sunshine outside the main Dublin results centre as they awaited the official result. "If it didn't go through, I actually couldn't live with myself and I knew that we wouldn't get the chance to do it for another 35 years". A turnout of 64 % was one of the highest for a referendum.
Among the 40 constituencies, the pro-choice vote peaked at 78 percent in Dublin Bay South, while rural Donegal was the only one to vote against liberalising abortion, by 52 percent.
"What we see is the culmination of a quiet revolution that has been taking place in Ireland over the last couple of decades", Varadkar, who became Ireland's first openly gay prime minister previous year, told journalists in Dublin.
But the laws changed in 1983 when the 8th Amendment was voted in.
"No more stigma. The veil of secrecy is lifted".
Belfast priest and Belfast Telegraph commentator Fr Patrick McCafferty said: "It is a dark and sad day for our country".
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The referendum comes three months before Pope Francis visits Ireland for the World Meeting of Families.
The 31-year-old woman's death had triggered a massive debate in that country over the issue of life-saving abortions.
People over 65 voted 60 percent against.
He succeeded Enda Kenny, who had helped bring marriage equality to Ireland in 2015, signaling the conservative nation's continued embrace of more secular, liberal values: Homosexuality was only decriminalized in 1993, and divorce two years later.
He told RTE Radio 1 that the vote was a great result for the women of Ireland.
Yes campaigner and ROSA activist Keishia Taylor celebrates. The No campaign was largely backed by so-called pro-life groups - the most prominent being The Iona Institute, a socially conservative Roman Catholic advocacy group.
It's important to note this distinction from other countries' abortion laws. In the European Union, predominantly Catholic Malta is the only country with a total ban. If the current ban is repealed, the number of places in Europe that outlaw abortions in most circumstances will dwindle down to only a handful of regions including Northern Ireland, likely pushing lawmakers there to weigh reversing course as well.
Saturday's result removes the equal right to life of the unborn and mother from the constitution.
Until now, women in Ireland seeking abortion have had to travel overseas to England, Scotland or Wales, where termination has been a legal right since the Abortion Act was passed in 1967.