Question by  hardcorps75 (28)

What is an overview of Buddhism on abortion and euthanasia?

I am researching different religions and their believes on abortion and euthanasia, I can not find anything regarding the Buddhist religion.


Answer by  malone (4817)

While Buddhism honors and respects life, it does not generally assume positions on issues, particularly those that have become political. Buddhism is non-theist. It has no deities, no heaven/hell, no rules, etc. It is a way of living, a way of approaching life.


Answer by  gleverance (720)

The Buddhist view is that all life is sacred and the taking of life is forbidden. There are no exceptions to this in their belief system. Even the monks who set themselves on fire to protest the Vietnam war understood that by killing themselves, they were setting themselves up to come back lower on the karmic ladder.


Answer by  iamreddave (20)

Buddhists do not have a single view on these issues. The teachings of the Buddha do not explicitly deal with them. Buddhists do believe that life should not be destroyed


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

The Dalai Lama has come out against abortion as the ending of a life intended by dharma and Buddha. It is not equivalent to murder, but it is a wrong and classified as a sin in Tibetan Buddhism. Other forms of Buddhism have either not taken a position or consider it a minor offense.

Reply by malone (4817):
The Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan school; he doesn't represent all Buddhists. He is very vocal on a number of political issues, which is quietly frowned upon. Buddhists do not proselytize or tell others how to live or how they ought to live.  add a comment

Answer by  RAJINIVARMA (140)

I think all the religions says good things in different way. All the contents are same. Never and ever any religion promotes and give permission for abortion.

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