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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’

Keir Starmer, the director of public prosecutions (PA)

Law does not ‘prohibit gender-specific abortions,’ writes Keir Starmer in letter to Attorney General

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin (PA)

Sr Eugene Nolan’s comments follow resignation of Fr Kevin Doran

'The new law states that an abortion can be carried out in the Republic of Ireland throughout the nine months of pregnancy where the life of the mother is at risk' (Photo: PA)

Dublin’s Mater Misericordiae Hospital seems to have accepted the change in the law that could pave the way for abortion on demand

The south-east wing of the Mater Hospital in Dublin (Haydn West/PA Wire)

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Pope Francis (AP)

Now he has made a passionate declaration against abortion, on the protection of the vulnerable against being ‘discarded’, because they, too, are in the image of Christ

'In all its phases and at every age, human life is always sacred and always of quality. And not as a matter of faith, but of reason and science!' (Photo: CNS)

Every unborn child who is condemned to be aborted ‘has the face of the Lord’, says Francis

British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt (PA)

Professor Jack Scarisbrick says abortion services have ‘become a ‘runaway bus’