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Ronald Reagan and his wife meet John Paul II at the Vatican in 1982 (AP Photo)

The US leader, dismissed initially as a B-grade movie star, was a great pro-life president

Pro-lifers protest against abortion outside the Houses of Parliament (Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

It might sound like a good thing but it is not as straightforward as one might think

Results are read out the last time MPs voted on abortion law, during the passage of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill in 2008 (PA photo)

MPs seek to tighten abortion law

Labour and Tory MPs are tabling amendments to a new health bill that they say will dramatically reduce the number of abortions in Britain

The London Eye during the launch of Red Nose Day (Ian West/PA)

It is shameful that our bishops refuse to say the same thing

The late Charlton Heston, pictured in 1994, was publicly pro-life (Photo: AP)

New guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is misleading

Pope Benedict XVI blesses the crowd during yesterday's Angelus (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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The philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer thought life was futile - a view that became more prevalent after the Holocaust and the Second World War (PA photo)

Bernard Nathanson discovered ‘the humanity of the unborn baby': but there’s more to it than that

Lila Rose: ‘It’s our job to be strong and sincere, kind but unwavering in our defence of the truth’

The new face of the pro-life cause

Mary O’Regan talks to Lila Rose, the woman taking on Planned Parenthood

Conservative MP Nadine Dorries said the churches had been 'pathetic' in the fight to reform abortion law

That may be the reason Nadine Dorries felt so let down when she tried to reduce the upper time limit

In New York 41 per cent of all pregnancies end in an abortion