Opposition to abortion…

Is not just a Christian thing…

Abortion, except in cases of rape and incest and when the mother’s life is at risk, is illegal in Thailand, and for devout Buddhists it is a terrible crime. “Buddhism believes in rebirth and teaches that individual human life begins at conception,” says one commentator. “The new being, bearing the karmic identity of a recently deceased individual, is therefore as entitled to the same moral respect as an adult human being.”

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