Minister Paschal Donohoe says he is in favour of allowing abortion without restriction for the first 12 weeks of a pregnancy.
The Finance Minister confirmed he supports the recommendations of the Oireachtas Committee on the 8th Amendment.
It comes ahead of a Cabinet debate on the issue tomorrow.
Minister Donohoe said: "I believe the committee's report and the recommendations contained in it should be put to the people, and I support the recommendations that are in the committee's report."
However, his Junior Minister Patrick O'Donovan disagreed, saying: "Every household in the country's going to have different views on this - I have a different view to Minister Donohoe on this.
"And I'll be articulating my view later on."
- Digital Desk