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US Capitol Police officers stand outside the Capitol in Washington (CNS photo/Kevin Lamarque, Reuters)

Church leaders say the Conscience Protection Act provides ‘much-needed protection’

After taking legal advice, the NHS trust has now assigned the nurse to alternative duties (PA photo)

Catholic nurse threatened with sack for refusing to work on abortion ward wins case without going to court

The plenary room of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg (Photo: PA)

Members roundly rejected a resolution to strip doctors of their rights to opt out of abortions

Thorbjørn Jagland, the Norwegian general secretary of the Council of Europe, addresses the assembly (AP Photo)

New move to restrict rights of conscience

Europe’s leading human rights group considers moves to stop doctors refusing to be involved in abortions