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The John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford (PA)

Campaigning against abortion leaves Catholics open to hostility, but that’s more reason to take up the placards and join a prayer-vigil

Pope Francis meets a child in St Peter's Square (AP)

Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Kazakhstan has proved himself in tune with the Pontiff’s pronouncement on abortion in Evangelii Gaudium

Mater Hospital in Dublin (Haydn West/PA Wire)

Father Kevin Doran reveals why he quit the board of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

Pope Francis: 'A human being is always sacred and inviolable, in any situation and at every stage of development' (PA)

Pope writes that the faithful have ‘obligation to defend those whose basic right to life is under attack’

The Southern General Hospital in Glasgow, where Mary Doogan and Concepta Wood, were employed as “labour ward co-ordinators” (PA)

These brave women have taken their cause to the Supreme Court in London. This is now a vital test case. SPUC have taken on the costs: they urgently need our financial help

Cardinal O'Malley (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal O’Malley criticises ‘unique secrecy’ around insurers’ coverage of abortion

Facebook has removed a clip of a women being beheaded after concluding that it 'improperly and irresponsibly glorifies violence' (Photo: PA)

Viewing video clips of a decapitation on social media trivialises the violence. At the same time, there are sometimes appalling images that the public should see

Pro-lifers won the vote in Brussels yesterday

Plan to make abortion a human right sent back to committee

Governor Brown signed the act into law last week
(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Non-doctors will be able to perform abortions under new rules

A mother views an ultrasound image of her baby daughter (CNS)

Law in Australian state of Victoria ‘stops doctors from using their conscience’