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The US Supreme Court is once again at the heart of the global struggle over abortion (AP)

The new global battle over abortion


The simple clash between pro-choice and pro-life camps is giving way to a more complex but no less ferocious struggle

Families demonstrate at Westminster against plans for a new screening technique which could lead to more abortions of the disabled (AP)

Worse than eugenics

Myths about Down’s syndrome lead to thousands of abortions every year. A new proposal will make it even harder for parents to resist social pressure

Amnesty founder Peter Benenson converted to Catholicism in the late 1950s (PA)

Where Amnesty went wrong

When the charity decided to campaign for abortion it dramatically abandoned its Catholic founder’s vision

A sterilisation ward in Chhattisgarh. Four million Indian women are sterilised each year (AP)

First it was eugenics – now, under the guise of environmentalism, governments across the world are trying to force the poor and ‘culturally backward’ not to breed

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw is a former Catholic school headmaster

I was wrong: Ofsted is a real menace

It was a mistake to think that Ofsted could be relied upon to adopt a sensible approach to promoting British values in schools

Michael Gove has been appointed Conservative Chief Whip (PA)

The outgoing Education Secretary wanted to revitalise the Catholic school system, but he only met heel-dragging and indifference

Above: Republican candidates Jon Huntsman, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, New Gingrich and Rick Perry

Dennis Sewell says most US voters reject the theory because of claims that it makes God and Christian morality redundant