Wednesday, July 9, 2008

How Buddhists view abortion

In Buddhism, abortion is considered an act of killing bearing very bad karma. It explains why doctors who perform abortions are more likely to get involved in fatal accidents than other doctors.
Those who kill other beings, foetuses included, will be born into the Hell Realm, according to Buddha's teachings.
Hence young people who get intimate should practise safe sex to avoid unwanted pregnancies. Ideally only married couples should be sexually active and they too must plan ahead for the arrival of new lives to prevent the occurrence of abortions.

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