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A traffic police officer stands guard along the street as pro-life supporters hold a banner which reads "no to abortion" during a demonstration outside the Supreme Court of Justice in downtown Mexico City. (CNS photo/Henry Romero, Reuters)

The case of a woman who requested an abortion in 2013 has prompted scrutiny of the country’s law on abortion

Activists demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court in Washington (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Pharmacists in Washington have appealed against laws requiring them to dispense emergency contraception

The US Supreme Court in Washington (CNS)

The court struck down two provisions of a 2013 Texas law regulating abortion in the state

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Ontario (CNS)

The bill, which is likely to be sent back for amendments, would legalise assisted suicide

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (AP)

If it is approved, Mexico would become the fifth country in Latin America to make same-sex marriage legal

Nuns of the Little Sisters of The Poor rally outside the Supreme Court (PA)

The justices have asked the lower courts to take another look at the issue

Nuns of the Little Sisters of The Poor rally outside the Supreme Court (PA)

The nuns are one of several groups arguing that contraceptive mandate would oblige them to violate their consciences

Fr Paul Scalia, son of the late Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, speaks during the funeral Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington (AP)

The Mass for the long-serving Justice of the Supreme Court was celebrated by one his nine children

Pallbearers carry the casket of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia up the steps at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington (CNS)

Friends and admirers of the late justice shared their thoughts about him after Saturday’s funeral Mass

Visitors walk past the US Supreme Court building in Washington (CNS)

Margo Thelen and Rhonda Mesler have been battling the issue in court since 2007