Buddhism, Abortion and the Middle Way

@article{Perrett2000BuddhismAA,
  title={Buddhism, Abortion and the Middle Way},
  author={Roy W. Perrett},
  journal={Asian Philosophy},
  year={2000},
  volume={10},
  pages={101 - 114}
}
  • R. Perrett
  • Published 1 July 2000
  • Philosophy
  • Asian Philosophy
What have modern Buddhist ethicists to say about abortion and is there anything to be learned from it? A number of writers have suggested that Buddhism (particularly Japanese Buddhism) does indeed have something important to offer here: a response to the dilemma of abortion that is a 'middle way' between the pro-choice and pro-life extremes that have polarised the western debate. I discuss what this suggestion might amount to and present a defence of its plausibility. 
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