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Figures reveal that the average payout for a 'wrongful birth' is close to half a million pounds (Photo: PA)

Figures reveal average payout for a ‘wrongful birth’ is close to half a million

Jim Dobbin MP

Jim Dobbin speaks out after Channel 4 screens Dispatches documentary

'Our country is so permeated by what one commentator calls "the banal culture of death" that things regarded an abomination elsewhere are greeted here with a shrug'

Revelations that hospitals incinerated the remains of unborn children have generated international revulsion but the reaction in the UK has been muted

The Southern General Hospital in Glasgow, where Mary Doogan and Concepta Wood, were employed as “labour ward co-ordinators” (PA)

These brave women have taken their cause to the Supreme Court in London. This is now a vital test case. SPUC have taken on the costs: they urgently need our financial help

Bishop Philip Egan (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop Egan expressed concerns about the Liverpool Care Pathway in December

Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt (Photo: PA)

Bishop Patrick Lynch calls for ‘balanced debate’ as Department of Health consultation gets underway

Patrick Pullicino: ‘The spiritual world is so close that it’s just a question of opening people’s minds to it and seeing that science is nothing more than a measurement tool’

The doctor who raised the alarm about the Liverpool Care Pathway says science and religion are closely linked

Horse meat found in beef products

We would rather be outraged by Catholics and horses than by state institutions

A volunteer tends to a patient in Pennsylvania (Photo: PA)

It was a significant contrast to the sad, hasty and solitary deaths so many people are subjected to, not least on the Liverpool Care Pathway

Archbishop Smith, chairman of the bishops' Department for Christian Responsibility and Citizenship (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Department of Health says it will not launch an inquiry into the Liverpool Care Pathway despite plea from archbishop