A prominent Fianna Fail TD has backed the idea of a free vote on the proposed legislation.
But John McGuinness believes Fianna Fail deputies shouldn't be forced to vote with a party position.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has already ruled it out for Fine Gael TD's.
Yesterday, the Government announced it will introduce legislation with regulations to allow for abortion in certain cases - but the Taoiseach Enda Kenny ruled out a free vote for TDs on the issue.
Bishops condemn government announcement
This morning, four Catholic Archbishops of Ireland said the Government's decision will pave the way for the direct and intentional killing of unborn children.
The Bishop of Kilmore, Leo O'Reilly called on public representatives to vote with their conscience on the legislation.
John McGuinness believes politicians shouldn't have to vote with their party.