Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Buddhism and Abortion: An Addendum to the Gammy Case

GetReligion has a good point about the Gammy case: that virtually no media bothered to examine the Buddhist approach to abortion.

I want to add to the conversation by saying that, to my knowledge, although all religions oppose abortion, Christianity is the only religion that supports fetal rights.

There are a few pro-life Jews, Hindus, etc.

But to my knowledge, there is very little support, globally, among non-Christian religions.

If you've ever wondered why there are so few non-Christians at the March for Life, despite religious opposition to abortion, there's your answer.

We can't just think of our cause as our fight against abortion, we must act and speak as if it's a fight for fetal rights, and use that language.