I have put this on a separate thread, so that it does not distract from the serious discussion and many excellent posts, on both sides, on the other thread. I think that this referendum will pass, the polls and the bookies both say it will. I overheard a discussion in deepest rural Ireland the other day where the opinion was generally supportive. I predict that the difference between city and country constituencies will not be as great as expected. I do not believe that there is a hidden No vote. If it does pass, it is a remarkable change in Irish society. I was sure that the mention of unrestricted abortion up to 12 weeks would not be acceptable to a large majority of Irish people.