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The silhouettes of Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

The episode has exposed the cowardice of the Coalition Government

Nadine Dorries's amendment on pre-abortion counselling seems to have prodded the Government into action

Nadine Dorries wants to stop taxpayers’ money going to ‘counselling’ by abortionists: but will the Department of Health actually back her?

Benedict XVI gestures during the Angelus yesterday (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/08/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

A priest hears a confession in Retiro park, Madrid, during World Youth Day (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

World Youth Day reminded us that the sacrament can open the doors to new life

Bishops pictured outside St Patrick's College, Maynooth, at an extraordinary general meeting last year (Julien Behal/PA Wire)

All the same, the story is all too symbolic of Irish life today

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