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A laboratory director inspects the microinjection of sperm into an egg cell using a microscope in 2011 at a vitro fertilization clinic in Leipzig, Germany. (CNS photo/Waltraud Grubitzsch, EPA)

The National Institutes of Health plan to lift ban on research funds for part-human, part-animal embryos

Embryos being prepared for instant freezing in laboratory (PA)

Life says the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has approved ‘uncertain and dangerous technology’

Embryos under the microscope (PA)

MPs will vote on amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act on Tuesday

An embryo is analysed at a fertility centre in Glasgow (Photo: PA)

SPUC criticises plans to allow doctors in Britain to create babies with three genetic parents

Surrogate mothers at the Kaival Hospital in Anand, Gujarat, India (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

The woman who travelled to India for a surrogate was overjoyed, and saw the commercial transaction as mutually beneficial. But I found out it hard to celebrate

The Pope arrives at the vigil in St Peter's Basilica (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Catholics around the world pray for end to abortion