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Actor Julie Hesmondhalgh, left, prompted a national debate on assisted suicide (PA)

Luvvies are heaping pressure on Parliament to change the law, with potentially disastrous consequences for the less wealthy, powerful and self-assured

Hundreds of thousands of embryos are being destroyed in Britain (PA)

Shocking new figures reveal ‘wanton destruction on an industrial scale’

Britain is the first country in the world to introduce the legislation (PA)

The House of Lords has defeated an attempt to block the legislation

Cardinal Nichols spoke at a press conference today (©Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Archbishop of Westminster says human life is the most important consideration for Catholics voting in Britain’s general election

Hugues de Montalembert: 'Why, during or after what I went through, did I never contemplate suicide?'

A photographer’s haunting memoir sheds new light on the Assisted Dying Bill

Baroness Masham of Ilton speaks against assisted suicide.

Follow our live blog for regular updates on today’s debate

Bishop Philip Egan

Bishop Egan says Falconer Bill would usher in a ‘catastrophic collapse of respect for human life’

Baroness Hollins: 'Lord Falconer’s Bill does not try to address even the most obvious safeguarding questions'

Lord Falconer’s proposed change to the law will be debated next week

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

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

Archbishop Mennini expresses concerns in speech to Bishops’ Conference