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BigJohn 18-12-2019 03:56 PM

What are the Buddhist viewpoints on Abortion?

Do they consider abortions wrong and need atoning? What do they do for atoning?

In Buddhist countries, can a person get arrested for having an abortion?

Shaunc 19-12-2019 11:10 AM

I can't answer most of your questions but yes, generally speaking abortion is against the teachings of Buddhism and would be considered an unskillful action.

markings 19-12-2019 02:59 PM

Most Buddhists would probably say "don't do it"
If a woman would come and say "I had an abortion" I as a Buddhist would say "OK, so what?"

BigJohn 21-12-2019 12:02 AM

I met one woman who use to be my girlfriend. She told me she was pregnant and I was the father. Then she looked at me and said that I wasn't but wished I was. She claimed she had to get an abortion.

I saw her later and she told me she wanted to carry the baby the longest time period she could. She considered her action to be illegal and had to hire a doctor to perform the abortion in secrecy.

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