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lord of the flies disintegration of society

In the UK alone, (figures for England & Wales only), 173,696 unborn children were killed in the womb in 1999, the most recent year for figures. The number of abortions on girls under the age of 16 years has risen by almost 25% in the last decade. There were 4,382 terminations on under-16's in 2000 compared with 3,510 in 1992. All this despite, or perhaps because of, freely available contraceptives. Indeed, research is now showing that, rather than reduce unwanted teenage pregnancies, the wide availability of contraceptives is actually increasing the figures. Dr. David Paton, of Nottingham University Business School, has studied the figures from 1988 and states, "My research casts doubts on current Government policy. We have had a massive expansion in family planning services for young people, yet there is no evidence that this has reduced either under-age pregnancies or abortion rates. Although family planning may make sexually active teenagers less likely to get pre...

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