Sunday, November 21, 2010

Buddhism and abortion

Is a Thai Buddhist temple complicit in the disposal of aborted fetuses? It would appear so. I'm curious to hear the temple's rationale for helping out. Although abortion is technically illegal in Thailand (or so say the US media), could it be that a tacit affirmation of "my body, my choice" is in operation? Perhaps the monks have accepted these fetuses out of a sense of compassion for the mothers, who would have wanted their children's remains tended to in a way that was religiously proper.

I find it interesting that the Washington Post's article on this topic is titled "Hundreds of Fetuses Found at Thai Buddhist Temple," whereas has an article titled "Thousands of Fetuses Found in Thai Temple." And you wonder why we have trouble comparing the crowd sizes of Glenn Beck's and Jon Stewart's respective DC rallies.


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