India's unwanted girls
India's 2011 census shows a serious decline in the number of girls under the age of seven - activists fear eight million female foetuses may have been aborted in the past decade. The BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi explores what has led to this crisis.
Nebraska passes law making ‘Telemed’ abortions a felony
The Nebraska legislature has passed a bill that would make it a felony for abortionists to perform medical abortions via webcam, also known as “telemed” abortions.
New Doctor Death speaks out on suicide
A hugely controversial doctor who has assisted the suicides of almost 300 patients across the country has spoken of the 'beauty' involved in helping ill people die.
Archbishop Timothy Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services USA, has issued a statement on the implementation process of the repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell". The Archbishop uses his letter to reiterate the Church's teaching concerning marriage and chastity and says "marriage consists only of the union of one man and one woman."
Vatican suppresses Cistercian abbey in Rome
The abbey of Santa Croce in Jerusalem, associated with the Roman basilica of the same name, was formally suppressed in March, by a decree from the Congregation for Religious, signed by the prefect, Archbishop Joao Braz de Aziz. The Cistercian monks living in the monastery were given two months to relocate to another abbey. The Vatican has not made a public announcement of the unusual move, nor have officials of the Holy See offered an explanation for the decision.