The Junior Minister Lucinda Creighton says a change to the abortion laws clarifying the term limit for a termination in suicide cases is a necessary minimum.
She's told the Dáil that she wants to continue working in Government to fix the economy but she must consult her conscience when it comes to a vote on this legislation.
Four Fine Gael TD's - Peter Matthews, Brian Walsh, Billy Timmins and Terence Flanagan - have already vowed to vote against the legislation - sources in the party say if they do, they will not be re-admitted before the next general election.
Meanwhile a Letterkenny priest of has called on Donegal's TDs to vote with their conscience even if it means losing their party whip.
Fr Eamonn McLaughlin has also thanked to people who attended a prolife vigil in Letterkenny at the weekend: