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A mother and daughter at an awareness-raising event for children with Down's syndrome in America (AP)

A child with Down’s syndrome is a living human being, with the same longing to be loved as the rest of us

A mother holds her children during Mass (Photo: CNS)

A doctor has spoken of the agony women feel when they realise they can no longer start a family

Amber Rudd, new Climate Change Secretary. Women have an increased presence in the Cabinet (Photo: PA)

This genius makes a vital contribution to culture – and decadence may follow if it is lost

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis makes remarks during conference on Blessed John Paul II’s apostolic letter ‘Mulieris Dignitatem’

Cherie Blair poses for photographers at a film premiere last year (PA photo)

She says women should have a choice: except, it seems, if they choose to disagree with her