Always a hot topic. Obviously sex education is paramount to ensure youngsters are fully aware of the options open to them to prevent pregnacy should they choose to participate in sexual activities. However, unplanned pregancies don't really benefit society, and can lead to a burden on social services, parents and grandparents. Modern techniques allow us to detect certain genetic disorders (such as Edwards Syndrome) during a period when it is possible to abort. Which do you think is the better option ? Abortion at an early stage, or carry to full term watch them die painfully over a few hours after birth ? The above ignores the obvious healthcare issues to the mother, which is especially important if she current has other children to support. Finally we have the potential unwanted pregnacies from rape victims, which is a rather unfortunate point to make, but a valid one nevertheless.