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Hitting children as punishment for bad behavior was abolished in schools when I was a childThe death penalty was abolished in this country about 50 years ago.

Hitting children as punishment for bad behavior was abolished in schools when I was a child.

The government has passed a law abolishing prayer in public schools.

The apartheid system of South Africa wasn't completely abolished until the early 1990s.

She is the president of a local group which is working to abolish all scientific testing on animals.

Slavery was finally abolished in the United States in the nineteenth century.

Nelson Mandela and President de Klerk of South Africa worked together to bring about the abolition of that country's discriminatory laws.

The human rights organization Amnesty International works tirelessly for the abolition of torture in prisons around the world.

Certain member states of the European Union have abolished border controls between countries to create a single, external frontier.

The abolition of Prohibition in the United States brought an end to the era of the gangsters.

Some people in England would like to see the complete abolition of the monarchy, suggesting it is an outdated, irrelevant institution.

In May 1998, certain limits on foreign investment in Korean equities were abolished.

These laws are unfair and must be abolished.

In 1993, Russian President Boris Yeltsin abolished the KGB security police.

Mao Zedong once suggested that war can only be abolished through war, and that in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.

Belva Lockwood once observed that we can't abolish prejudice through laws, but we can set up guidelines for our actions by legislation.

Abolitionists protested outside the prison where the convicted murderer was about to be executed.

Some people believe that the abolition of the death penalty would only result in an increase in the murder rate.

They are campaigning to abolish abortion under all circumstances, except in cases where the mother's life is at risk.

News of the abolition of the tax was greeted with widespread celebrations.

In 1547, the practice of boiling people to death for certain crimes was finally abolished in Great Britain.

Friedrich Nietzsche once stated, Beggars should be entirely abolished! Truly, it is annoying to give to them and annoying not to give to them.

Eugene Ionesco once noted that no society has been able to abolish human sadness.

Aristophanes once noted that wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life.

When the Declaration of Independence was first written by Thomas Jefferson, there was a clause abolishing slavery, but it was later deleted because of popular pressure against the measure.

In 1899, the commissioner of the U.S. Patent Office called for the abolition of his department, suggesting that everything that could be invented had already been invented.

Discussion question: Do you think that the death penalty should be completely abolished?

Find someone who thinks the death penalty should be abolished.
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