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Poll: Should TDs get to vote how they want on the fatal foetal abnormality bill?

The bill is being tabled by Mick Wallace and is under discussion by Cabinet today.

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DEPUTY MICK WALLACE has tabled a bill that would allow terminations in the case of fatal foetal abnormalities.

The bill has already caused a rift in Cabinet, which is due to discuss the legislation again today. Despite the Attorney General’s advice that the bill is unconstitutional, Transport Minister Shane Ross and super-junior minister Finian McGrath have indicated they will support it.

The Independent Alliance has asked for a free vote on the bill, meaning its members could vote however they want.

But Cabinet is expected to have collective responsibility, meaning the issue is far from clear-cut. Fine Gael ministers have said they will vote against the bill because of the Attorney General’s advice.

However, what do you think: Should TDs get to vote how they want on fatal foetal abnormality bill?

Poll Results:

Yes (8330)
No (2036)
I don't mind (291)

Read: Vincent Browne: If Shane Ross votes against the Cabinet on abortion, Enda Kenny should remove him

Read: Three ministers to vote for Bill allowing abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities

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