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Abortion still 'grave sin, ending innocent life' - Pope Francis

Pope Francis has restated that “abortion is a grave sin, since it puts an end to an innocent life” but “there is no sin that God’s mercy cannot reach and wipe away when it finds a repentant heart seek

Pope Francis has restated that “abortion is a grave sin, since it puts an end to an innocent life” but “there is no sin that God’s mercy cannot reach and wipe away when it finds a repentant heart seek

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Pope allows all priests to forgive abortions

Pope Francis has indefinitely granted to all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for bishops or special confessors.

Pope Francis has indefinitely granted to all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for bishops or special confessors.

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Women in Poland hold more protests against tighter abortion laws

Polish women dressed in black took to the streets on Sunday in another round of protests against the government’s attempts to tighten abortion laws.

Polish women dressed in black took to the streets on Sunday in another round of protests against the government’s attempts to tighten abortion laws.

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Polish parliament rejects proposal for near-total ban on abortion

Mass street protests have forced a government rethink. An estimated 100,000 women dressed in black and took to the streets throughout Poland on Monday.

Mass street protests have forced a government rethink. An estimated 100,000 women dressed in black and took to the streets throughout Poland on Monday.

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Brussels: Hundreds protest against planned Polish abortion ban

Hundreds of demonstrators from Belgium’s Polish community troop to EU institutions, to join the “Black Monday” protest against a bill in Poland that seeks a total ban on…

Hundreds of demonstrators from Belgium’s Polish community troop to EU institutions, to join the “Black Monday” protest against a bill in Poland that seeks a total ban on…

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Polish women protest over planned abortion law

Polish women took to the streets on Monday in protest at a government bill that would lead to a total ban on abortion, even for rape victims.

Polish women took to the streets on Monday in protest at a government bill that would lead to a total ban on abortion, even for rape victims.

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Thousands protest proposed total abortion ban in Poland

Thousands of people decked in black clothes have taken to the streets of Warsaw to protest against a total ban on abortion in Poland.

Thousands of people decked in black clothes have taken to the streets of Warsaw to protest against a total ban on abortion in Poland.

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Abortion laws in Poland

The Polish parliament has rejected draft legislation to allow abortion until the end of the 12th week of pregnancy by 240 votes to 173.

The Polish parliament has rejected draft legislation to allow abortion until the end of the 12th week of pregnancy by 240 votes to 173.

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US Supreme Court strikes down Texas law imposing strict regulations on abortion

Abortion rights activists have claimed a victory after the US Supreme Court ruled in their favour striking down a Texas law which imposes strict regulations on abortion…

Abortion rights activists have claimed a victory after the US Supreme Court ruled in their favour striking down a Texas law which imposes strict regulations on abortion…

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To ban or not to ban abortion?

In this episode of Insiders we go to Poland where pro-life and pro-choice activists have taken their battle to the street. We then travel to Malta

In this episode of Insiders we go to Poland where pro-life and pro-choice activists have taken their battle to the street. We then travel to Malta

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Poland: pushing towards a total abortion ban?

On the streets of Poland a battle for the future of abortion is being fought. Maria had to make this decision alone a few years ago. The young woman

On the streets of Poland a battle for the future of abortion is being fought. Maria had to make this decision alone a few years ago. The young woman

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Abortion ban in Malta: the EU's last standing ban ?

Malta is for now the EU’s last country where abortion is banned in all cases. While some are beginning to call for a public debate on women’s

Malta is for now the EU’s last country where abortion is banned in all cases. While some are beginning to call for a public debate on women’s

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Europe's abortion rules - no single policy

Poland is poised to restrict abortion rights and Italy has been censured by the Council of Europe over the issue. Does this mark a shift in

Poland is poised to restrict abortion rights and Italy has been censured by the Council of Europe over the issue. Does this mark a shift in

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Polish pro-choice protesters rally against abortion ban

Thousands of pro-choice supporters in Poland have held a rally outside parliament. It came as the leader of the country’s ruling party backed a call

Thousands of pro-choice supporters in Poland have held a rally outside parliament. It came as the leader of the country’s ruling party backed a call

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US: Trump rows back after sparking abortion row

US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy – and now he has sparked off a spat over abortion. The billionaire

US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy – and now he has sparked off a spat over abortion. The billionaire

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Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year

Pope Francis is to allow all priests discretion to forgive abortion during the Roman Catholic church’s upcoming Holy Year. It is the Argentine’s

Pope Francis is to allow all priests discretion to forgive abortion during the Roman Catholic church’s upcoming Holy Year. It is the Argentine’s

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Poland 'Pro-life' march attracts thousands in Warsaw

Around 5,000 anti-abortion protesters took to the streets of Warsaw on Sunday. Called the march for ‘Life and Family’, demonstrators called for the

Around 5,000 anti-abortion protesters took to the streets of Warsaw on Sunday. Called the march for ‘Life and Family’, demonstrators called for the

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Woman miscarries after boyfriend secretly gives her abortion pills

Prosecutors are seeking the strongest possible sentence for a Norwegian man who fed his ex-girlfriend abortion pills in a smoothie. The 26-year-old

Prosecutors are seeking the strongest possible sentence for a Norwegian man who fed his ex-girlfriend abortion pills in a smoothie. The 26-year-old

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Abortion protesters clash in Buenos Aires

Around 200 protesters on both sides of the abortion debate confronted each other outside a government building in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on

Around 200 protesters on both sides of the abortion debate confronted each other outside a government building in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on

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Abortion law defeat celebrated in Spain by Women's parades

Women in Spain have been marching this Sunday to celebrate the government’s defeat last week in trying to introduce stricter anti-abortion

Women in Spain have been marching this Sunday to celebrate the government’s defeat last week in trying to introduce stricter anti-abortion

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Spain drops controversial law restricting abortion

The man behind Spain’s move to severely restrict the right to abortion has resigned after the planned new law was dropped. Justice Minister Alberto

The man behind Spain’s move to severely restrict the right to abortion has resigned after the planned new law was dropped. Justice Minister Alberto