Abortion

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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An excellent essay on this topic is here:

 

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=338

 

A quote from the text:

 

"The Brahma Kumaris view the body as a physical vehicle for the immortal soul, and therefore the issue is not "pro-life" or "anti-life" but a choice between the amount of suffering caused to the souls of the parents and child in either course, abortion or motherhood. They view existing legislation in America as fair and reasonable, with the proviso that abortion after the 4th month should be avoided except in medical emergencies, since in their view the soul enters the fetus in the 4th to 5th month."

 

As far as the law goes the final decision as to whether an abortion will take place has to be with the mother.