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The poll also found a large majority of Catholics approve of same-sex relationships and sex before marriage

The BMA passed the motion by a two-thirds majority, against the wishes of around 1,500 doctors

Doctors have criticised the ‘extreme’ proposal, saying it would ‘severely damage’ the reputation of the British Medical Association

David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt faced charges for recording Planned Parenthood executives without their consent

The vote comes despite a recent poll showing the vast majority of the public oppose such a move

The Anglican philosopher, recently appointed to the Pontifical Academy for Life, has supported abortion up to 18 weeks

Avraham Steinberg has approved of abortion in some cases, while Fr Maurizio Chiodi says contraception may be permissible

Judges threw out the appeal by a slim majority of three to two

More than 140 women pregnant with twins, triplets or quadruplets chose to abort at least one baby in 2016

Nigel Biggar has said: ‘It’s not clear that a human foetus is the same kind of thing as an adult’