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Thai abortion scandal

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Thai abortion scandal

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Re: Thai abortion scandal

Postby Individual » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:42 pm

It would be great if people were as obsessed with unaborted fetuses as they are with aborted fetuses. And if they took responsibility for their own actions, instead of appealing to ideologies and religions as a basis for being shameless or self-righteous. If this were true, there would be no such thing as abortion to even speak of.

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Re: Thai abortion scandal

Postby zavk » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:16 am

I was very saddened when I read this on another news site. I thought I'd share it here but I really didn't know what to say about it. I'm genuinely at a loss for words, not because I do not see the ethical, social, cultural, political, religious and/or Dhammic conundrums associated with it but because it.... gosh, I don't know....

It's dukkha, the reality of samsara, writ large I suppose.

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Re: Thai abortion scandal

Postby cooran » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:34 am

Hello all,

Have a look at this site for statistical data:

TOTAL, 1922 - 2010: 863,000,000 - reported abortions, estimated 950,000,000 total abortions

Estimated current global monthly average: 1,237,000 abortions
http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/policy/ ... p3310.html

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Re: Thai abortion scandal

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With metta :bow:
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Re: Thai abortion scandal

Postby Individual » Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:04 pm

Where I live, there seems to be a taboo about getting abortions.

The result is that people who are too young to raise kids, with too little money, and a lack of emotional maturity, end up poorly raising kids.
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Thai abortion scandal

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With metta :bow:
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Re: Thai abortion scandal

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Ain't that the truth...

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Re: Thai abortion scandal

Postby cooran » Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:49 pm

Hello all,

This might be of interest:

Factors related to planned and unplanned pregnancies - Journal of Family Practice, August, 1996 by Jo Ann Rosenfeld, Kevin D. Everett
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m ... _18652597/

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Re: Thai abortion scandal

Postby clw_uk » Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:51 pm

Although it does involve a termination of life, doesnt abortion have a part to play in population control

Not to sound to cold but the human population is already to high as it is ....
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Re: Thai abortion scandal

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Re: Thai abortion scandal

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