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The total number of abortions increased in 2015 (PA)

The number of repeat abortions in England and Wales in 2015 went up to 70,294 in total

The Royal College of Midwives is backing a campaign led by the abortion provider BPAS (PA)

The RCM’s new policy on abortion was formally announced in a statement published last week

The March for Life took place in Birmingham on Saturday (Twitter/@March4LifeUK)

Birmingham’s March for Life was bigger and better than ever, and, despite some protests, passed off in relative tranquility

Gov Robert Bentley (AP)

Gov Robert Bentley signed a second bill that prohibits abortion clinics from operating within 2,000 feet of schools

Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-Jung's message marked the 2,560th anniversary of Buddha's birth (CNS)

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Protestors stand outside Parliament to petition Jeremy Hunt (Don't Screen Us Out)

Madeleine Teahan talks to Peter D Williams of Right to Life about a new screening test that would pave the way for more abortions

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

People with Down's Syndrome and their families demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament in London (PA)

The prime minister said ‘ethical issues’ must be taken into account

Northern Irish pro-life campaigners at a protest in 2012 (PA)

Elections to Northern Ireland’s power-sharing assembly take place on Thursday

Cardinal Vincent Nichols (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Cardinal Nichols said abortion could never be a ‘right in conscience’ because it destroys an innocent human life