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Exit Polls: Ireland Votes to Repeal Abortion Ban

An Irish Times exit poll suggests Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to repeal its constitutional ban on abortion. The survey by pollster Ipsos-MRBI says 68 percent of voters backed repeal of the ban and 32 percent opposed it in Friday’s referendum.

Members of the Italian association Comitato Articolo 26 take part in the Novena vigil prayer, praying for terminally ill British boy Alfie Evans, at the St Peter's square in Vatican, on April 26, 2018. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pictures: Vatican Vigil for Alfie Evans

A candlelit vigil was held outside the Vatican as the parents of Alfie Evans said that they would cease fighting to bring their son home and would work with the hospital to give him “dignity and comfort”.


Irish Bishop: ‘We Are the Unborn Baby’s Last Line of Defense’

The Irish Catholic Bishops seem to have found their voice—and their nerve—in the lead-up to a national referendum that could repeal the constitutional amendment recognizing the rights of the unborn. In a well-financed campaign, abortion supporters have set their sights

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High Court Judge Sets Another Hearing for Baby Charlie Gard

A High Court judge has adjourned Charlie Gard’s case for the day and ordered another hearing before deciding whether the baby should be released from Great Ormond Street Hospital to receive potentially life-saving treatment in the U.S.

Pope Francis waits to deliver a speech to the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 25, 2015, at UN headquarters in New York. AFP PHOTO/Dominick Reuter (Photo credit should read

In U.N. Address, Pope Francis Asserts ‘Sacredness’ of the Unborn

Pope Francis is appealing to “a moral law written into human nature itself” to assert the sacredness of every human life, including that of the unborn. A “fight against exclusion,” the Pope said in his address before the United Nations General Assembly Friday, demands “absolute respect for life in all its stages and dimensions.”

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Pope Francis Praises Single Mother for Not Aborting Her Children

In his online media event with groups of Americans in three cities earlier this week, Pope Francis congratulated a single mother on her decision to give birth to two daughters, telling her to hold her head high and not be ashamed.