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United Kingdom - Latest News
Oct 14, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- A court in the United Kingdom ruled last week that it is in the best interest of a pregnant woman with severe learning disabilities that she undergo an abortion.
Oct 9, 2019 - 02:51 am .- Health professionals in Northern Ireland are writing to the region’s secretary to protest a liberalization of the region’s abortion laws, which the UK parliament is set to impose on Northern Ireland this month unless Northern Ireland’s parliament reconvenes.
Oct 7, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- An advertising company has has apologized for displaying a pro-life billboard in the United Kingdom, saying it will remove the ad and make a donation to a pro-abortion charity.
Aug 1, 2019 - 11:48 am .- The Archbishop of Glasgow has written a letter to the UK Home Secretary calling the forced evictions of refugees and asylum seekers in his city “regrettable and harsh.” Those being evicted have failed in their asylum claims.
Jul 18, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- The bishops of Northern Ireland noted their alarm Wednesday at the British parliament's passage of a bill that will legalize abortion and same-sex marriage in the region, highlighting the value of human life and the importance of devolution.
Jul 15, 2019 - 02:42 pm .- As the British parliament continues to consider a bill on Northern Ireland including amendments that would legalize abortion and same-sex marriage, a peeress from the region has warned the amendments are “not workable.”
Jul 10, 2019 - 03:18 pm .- The British parliament voted Tuesday to legalize same-sex marriage and abortion in Northern Ireland –  a vote that will take effect only if the region's own legislature is not functional by Oct. 21.
Jul 8, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- Bishops in Northern Ireland have spoken out against amendments to a bill in the British parliament that would liberalize abortion provision in the region, bypassing its self-governance.
Jun 25, 2019 - 11:02 am .- Lawyers told the appeal court Monday that doctors had prepared the woman for an enforced late-term abortion by promising her a new doll after the procedure. 
Jun 24, 2019 - 11:03 am .- Thousands of people have signed a petition urging U.K. Health and Social Care Secretary Matthew Hancock to stop a forced abortion from being performed on a developmentally delayed woman who is 22 weeks pregnant.
Jun 21, 2019 - 11:15 am .- A British judge has authorized doctors to perform an abortion on a pregnant Catholic woman with developmental disabilities and a mood disorder, despite the objections of the woman’s mother and the woman herself. The woman is 22 weeks pregnant.
May 7, 2019 - 11:56 am .- The English and Welsh bishops' lead on environmental issues welcomed Thursday the publication of an advisory group's report encouraging the British government to cut greenhouse gas net emissions to zero by 2050.
Apr 25, 2019 - 05:41 pm .- A committee of the British parliament has said Westminster should bypass Northern Ireland's self-governance to clarify the region's abortion law.
Apr 8, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- At a ecumenical rally to call for an end to knife crime, the Archbishop of Westminster on Saturday challenged the community to provide youths with positive alternatives to gangs.
Mar 13, 2019 - 05:02 pm .- Efforts to protect the unborn from legal abortion in Northern Ireland continue despite efforts to bypass self-governance and go directly through the U.K. Parliament—efforts backed by a U.N. committee and pro-abortion rights politicians and groups.
Dec 14, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- Jacob Rees-Mogg, Member of Parliament for North East Somerset, is one of the most visible Catholic politicians in the U.K. He is also one of the leading voices in favor of Brexit.
Oct 5, 2018 - 09:00 am .- Catholic leaders fear a revival of border tensions in Ireland following Brexit. As the United Kingdom prepares for its withdrawal from the European Union, Catholics in parishes and dioceses split by the border are concerned that any return to a “hard border” could mean real effects on their day-to-day lives.
Oct 4, 2018 - 10:30 am .- Amid a British investigation into sexual abuse, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster is expected to face questions regarding the way his archdiocese handled allegations of misconduct made against his predecessor, Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor.
Oct 1, 2018 - 12:29 pm .- Princess Alexandra of Hanover, a member of the royal family of Monaco, has reportedly been removed from her distant place in the British line of succession after having become a Catholic.
Jun 25, 2018 - 05:28 pm .- Sister Ban Madleen, a Dominican sister from Iraq who had to flee ISIS, has once again been denied entry to the United Kingdom.