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Pro-life supporters demonstrate in front of the US Supreme Court  (CNS photo/Kevin Lamarque, Reuters)

Figures reveal a 14 per cent decline in the number of abortions since 2011

The government needs to overhaul its policies on abortion (PA)

Abortion policy is stuck in the dark ages

If abortion confers no health benefit, why is it within the purview of the NHS?

The indescribable wonder of a baby (PA)

We can rediscover the truth about love

An understanding of life, childbearing and sexuality is written on our hearts. Peer through the darkness and it can still be found

Pope Francis greets Legionaries of Christ seminarians in Rome (CNS)

The lawsuit brought by an anti-abortion group says the Legion interfered with an inheritance the group should have received

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Take a look inside this week’s Catholic Herald

Pope Francis at Mass on January 1. What will 2017 bring? (CNS)

Ten stories to watch in 2017

A guide to the stories that will be making headlines in 2017

A consultation room at a Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast (AP)

The failures of Marie Stopes only illustrate wider problems in the abortion industry

An image of a three-month-old unborn child at a clinic run by Marie Stopes International in China (AP)

In two centres, clinicians were signing between 30 and 60 permission forms at a time

Nicole Scherzinger

The X Factor judge said she hoped a new acting role would discourage women from having abortions

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made the comments at First Minister's Question Time in November (AP)

The Bishop of Paisley called the First Minister’s intervention ‘very disappointing’