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# Your Say
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.

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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