Ayurvedic View of Abortion
Abortion is undoubtedly a hot topic in India and throughout the world. Today in India, abortion is legal as it is in the USA and many other countries throughout the world. There are passionate voices on both sides of the debate about abortion. It is not the purpose of this debate to get involved in the legality of abortion, but to introduce the insight the spiritually based medical system of Ayurveda has to share about the effects of abortion and miscarriage upon the health of the man and woman. It is with great respect of women and their legal right to chose that this article is written, for the purpose of helping them to make well informed decisions which may help them to enjoy increased health and happiness. In India, a major reason for abortion is the desire for male progeny which has inspired many selective sex abortions of unborn females. In 2007, an article by Yvonne Macpherson estimated that 100,000 abortions were occurring in India annually of female fetuses. Though they may be a tendency toward the preference of male children in the United states, as there is in Asia, most Americans would find the modern trend of selective sex abortion immoral. The
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