The Health Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy Bill was approved by Cabinet earlier today, a year after the last March for Choice.
The legislation will allow for legal abortion in Ireland without specific indication up until 12 weeks gestation.
Access to terminations will also be available when a mother's life or health is at risk and when there is a diagnosis of a potentially fatal foetal abnormality beyond these 12 weeks.
There will be a 72-hour pause period between the first meeting with a doctor and the termination, as stated in the legislation.
Last week Minister for Health Simon Harris announced abortion services would be free and today announced that the cabinet had passed the legislation.
Legislation will be introduced to stop women from being intimidated outside of abortion services and to introduce safe zones.
The Health Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy Bill will go before the Dáil next week where it will be debated.