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The March for Life took place in Birmingham on Saturday (Twitter/@March4LifeUK)

Birmingham’s March for Life was bigger and better than ever, and, despite some protests, passed off in relative tranquility

Gov Robert Bentley (AP)

Gov Robert Bentley signed a second bill that prohibits abortion clinics from operating within 2,000 feet of schools

Pro-life supporters carry a banner during the annual National March for Life on Parliament Hill in Ottawa (CNS)

Thousands took part in the annual National March for Life in Ottawa

We must not neglect our prayers for women (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

I felt twinges of guilt when I heard Pope Francis’s May prayer intentions

Cardinal Vincent Nichols (Photo: Mazur/

Cardinal Nichols said abortion could never be a ‘right in conscience’ because it destroys an innocent human life

Fr Daniel Berrigan on NBC-TV’'s “Today” show, 1981 (AP)

Fr Berrigan, who emerged in the 1960s as a leader of the anti-war movement, became a household name for his political activism

A group of Polish bishops gather pictured in 2013 (AP)

The bishops have called for the permanent ban to mark Poland’s conversion to Christianity

Jeremy Irons (AP)

Abortion is a sin, says Jeremy Irons

The actor discussed the Catholic Church in an interview with the Guardian

Embryos being prepared for instant freezing in laboratory (PA)

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

A Planned Parenthood clinic in the US (PA)

Planned Parenthood cleared of wrongdoing but pro-life activist charged with tampering with a governmental record