A new poll on abortion shows that more people in favour of reforming our abortion laws rather than scrapping them altogether.
The survey in today's Irish Times claims that just 28% of voters want to repeal the 8th amendment so the Dáil is given power to legislate for abortion.
However 38% would like to see the amendment replaced with a more liberal provision giving greater access to terminations.
16% say the 8th should not be repealed and 18% don't know.
The poll was carried out on Monday and Tuesday of this week.
The Citizen's Assembly to consider the issue is to meet again this weekend.
The group is due to make a recommendation to the government by the end of June.