Secondly, the similarities and differences between Buddhist and Hindu religious views on abortions. Buddhists agree with the fact that abortion is the taking of one’s life, but they also disagree with engaging in a woman’s personal decision to take away a pregnancy. According to huffingtonpost.com, Traditional Buddhism may discourage abortion, but it also discourages imposing rigid moral absolutes (being involved in someone’s personal decision). On the other hand, according to the Hindu religion, unless the woman’s health is in danger, having an abortion goes against their religious teachings. In addition to this statement, religiousfacts.com states that the Hindu teaching of the word “Karma”, the result of good and bad actions, makes abortions improper. In this teaching, the opposite of life is thought to be re-birthed. Abortion causes termination not only to the unborn, but also to the unborn child’s karma. Hindu’s believe that negative karma goes to those who interrupt karma’s continuing cycle. To compare the two religious views on abortions, they both believe that abortion is taking one’s life.
Lastly, beliefs and practices. The basic beliefs of a Buddhist include the Four Noble Truths and The Eightfold Path. BBC.com states that the Buddha taught that life contains Dukkha, which is in essence sorrow/suffering, that is caused by craving and it can be brought to cessation by following the Noble Eightfold Path. The