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Fiona Bruce MP sponsored the Ten Minute Rule Bill (PA)

The Abortion (Sex-Selection) Bill will now proceed to a second reading

'The current legal situation regarding sex- selective abortion is highly ambiguous'

On Tuesday will see a debate in the House of Commons over the Abortion (Sex Selection) Bill, which seeks to clarify the law

A mother and son survey the damage to their home in Gaza after an airstrike earlier this year (CNS)

Joint statement says Palestinians right to statehood is ‘long overdue’

Tom Watson says his political battles have had a profound personal impact: ‘It has all done incalculable damage, to me and to the people I love’ (PA)

Crusading MP Tom Watson explains why he’s reading Pope Francis, believes in God and longs for new, kinder form of politics

Tom Watson MP (PA)

Labour MP discusses politics, faith and Pope Francis in an exclusive interview with The Herald

'Irish emancipation was a lonely campaign for Daniel O’Connell'

Why are we honouring Gandhi but snubbing the Irish leader who helped to inspire him?

Lord Falconer will present the Bill to the House of Lords on Friday July 18

A guide to the harder-to-grasp aspects of Catholic news stories

Paul Lamb and  Jane Nicklinson, widow of Tony Nicklinson (PA)

A majority of judges felt it was better for Parliament to decide on the legality of assisted suicide

Archbishop Mennini, apostolic 
nuncio to Great Britain (Photo: Mazur)

Archbishop Mennini expresses concerns in speech to Bishops’ Conference

Chen Guangcheng pictured in Washington DC in January Photo: CNS

Chinese human rights campaigner Chen Guangcheng exposes western hypocrisy about abortion