By Noah Berlatsky

Every one anthology within the new worldwide Viewpoints sequence (which doesn't reproduction any fabric within the Opposing Viewpoints sequence) offers modern views at the featured factor -- with the vast majority of the fabric reflecting stances of nations except the us. basic assets, together with speeches and govt files, sign up for essays from foreign magazines and information assets for a very panoramic view. worthy positive factors contain an annotated desk of contents, a global map and kingdom index, a bibliography and a subject matter index.

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One of the largest Buddhist organizations in Japan, the Jo៮ do៮ Shinshu៮ , actively opposes the rite for this reason, pointing out that according to orthodox Buddhist teachings a ritual cannot wipe away the bad karma caused by an abortion. The more unscrupulous temples in Japan have also sometimes exploited the ritual commercially, promoting the idea of tatari, or retribution from departed spirits. The idea has been put about, often accompanied by lurid pictures, that an aborted fetus becomes a vengeful spirit that causes problems for the mother unless placated by the ritual.

Therefore, there is a logical distinction between the life of the mother and the life of the unborn child. If a pregnant woman is suddenly faced with extreme illness and pains, and medical experts are of the opinion that if she is treated, her unborn child will die, then in such a case, the pregnant mother will have to be treated even if that leads to the loss of her unborn child. The underlying reason is that the mother is being medically treated for her illness and pain, 45 Abortion Changes in Abortion Law in Muslim Iran Under the earlier law, abortion before four months was permitted if the mother’s life was at risk, but her husband’s consent was mandatory.

Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari, Birth Control & Abortion in Islam, Santa Barbara, CA: White Thread Press, 2006, pp. 50–57, 60–63, 65–67. Copyright © Muhammad Ibn Adam Al-Kawthari 2006. All rights reserved. Reproduced by permission. 41 Abortion t is a well-established principle of Islam that Alla៮ h Almighty has honored human beings. . I Thus, it is unlawful (hara៮ m) to transgress in any way against human life, for it is sacred. Killing a human is considered one of the greatest of sins in the sight of Alla៮ h Most High.

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