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Fri Dec 22, 2017, 09:51 PM

3. Cool story. I think you will find that DUers, as a group, support the mission of PP, which is to ...

...provide the full range of health care to women.

There is no need to parse it out here. You will find all the information you need (in simple language) at the main Planned Parenthood website. You can also google for PP's translations into various non-English languages.

Accept no substitutes for the PP site. It is a well-known fact that there are groups out there who wll tell any lie, post any gruesome photoshopped picture, to bring Planned Parenthood down.

Now go to it.

PS: In the past I made a study of the response of various religions to the issue of abortion. That's really where you're going with this, isn't it?

What set me on this study was a comment made by my late mother in law, a Jewish lady born in 1914 in Vienna. She essentially wanted to know what Randall Terry and his ilk thought they were doing poking their noses into the lives of women and claiming it was for religious reasons. She said, as best I remember, that in her religion "you would never cut down the tree to save the branch."

What I found out about Buddhism is that it very much depends on your country of origin. Japan has a long history of legal abortion and religious accomodations to it. The Dalai Lama (Tibetan), Thich Nhat Hanh (Vietnamese), and Sogyal Rinpoche (also Tibetan) have all commented on the issue of abortion versus ahimsa (doing no harm). Their conclusion is that consideration of harm to the mother outweighs considerations of harm to the fetus.

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