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St. Peter's Basilica in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Doctors, activists, clergy and academics will gather for a medical conference in Rome to look at the role of conscience in healthcare for mothers

Protesters carry signs and an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Vista, California (Photo: CNS)

Claim is made in a video released by the Center for Medical Progress

Protestors pictured outside the Supreme Court in Washington last year (PA)

Many Catholic institutions have sued over the legal requirement to provide contraceptive insurance coverage for employees

'Women Betrayed' rally demonstrates in Iowa

A majority of Congressman voted to block attempts to defund the country’s largest abortion provider

Pro-life supporters gather outside of a Planned Parenthood facility in St. Louis July 21. They held the demonstration after the release of two videos that showed Planned Parenthood officials discussing the method and price of providing fetal tissue obtained from abortions for medical research. (CNS photo/Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review)

Videos show a trivialisation of human life, says bioethics professor

A detail from a stain glass window at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Norfolk

Gertrud von le Fort has made an imaginative contribution to the history of the inspirational Carmelites

A detail from St Margaret and the Dragon by Titian

Today is the feast day of the patron saint of pregnant mothers and women in childbirth

Rep Ann Wagner speaking in Washington DC (PA)

Rep Ann Wagner and other US politicians speak out after the release of controversial video secretly filmed by the Center for Medical Progress

A Planned Parenthood clinic in Wichita (PA)

Claims that Planned Parenthood is selling the remains of aborted children should not surprise us

Ron Paul (PA)

The libertarian politician is also a critic of ‘big government’ which withers away of the role of the individual