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It makes you think

According to this Government Web-page it's an offence to "intentionally take or destroy a wild bird’s egg". If you do, you could be sent to prison for up to 6 months and be fined £5,000 for each offence.

Now an egg is just that - an egg. You've broken a hen's egg open and seen what's inside. By no stretch of the imagination is it a fully-formed bird. But do that to a wild bird's egg - rare bird or not - and there are dire consequences. Why?

There are, however, no penalties for destroying a child in the womb. In 2013 there were 185,331 abortions carried out on residents of England and Wales as well as 5,469 on non-residents, a total of 190,800. 11,777 abortions were carried out in Scotland, giving a grand total of 202,577. Since 1968, when the Abortion Act 1967 came into effect around 8,500,000 children have been aborted.

It makes you think, doesn't it? I hope so.

Statistics from a Government briefing paper (PDF download) and the Department of Health's "Statistical data on abortion statistics in England and Wales for 2013" (Microsoft Excel workbook download).

story | by Dr. Radut