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Ten stories to watch in 2017

A guide to the stories that will be making headlines in 2017

The failures of Marie Stopes only illustrate wider problems in the abortion industry

In two centres, clinicians were signing between 30 and 60 permission forms at a time

Nicole Scherzinger

The X Factor judge said she hoped a new acting role would discourage women from having abortions

The Bishop of Paisley called the First Minister’s intervention ‘very disappointing’

The ‘it’s just a clump of cells’ argument, while repeatedly applied to humans, has not yet been mentioned in the bovine debate

The Church has described the bill as a ‘serious infringement of democratic principles’

Archbishop said the Bill questioned the foundations of liberty in France

Ireland’s happy pro-life warriors

The country’s life-saving Eighth Amendment is coming under attack, but defenders of the unborn are ready

Attorney representing Little Sisters of the Poor is ‘optimistic’ some or all of the Affordable Care Act will be repealed