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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’

Unborn babies were more likely to turn their heads in response to face-like shapes

The demonstration was briefly disrupted by pro-abortion protesters, but the marchers were soon able to continue

The threat of violence couldn’t stop us from celebrating life and bearing witness

Just one in a hundred said they would like to see the present limit of 24 weeks extended up to birth