How is abortion viewed in Buddhism?


Unquestionably, abortion violates the precept against killing, master

Xingyun (1927-) reasserts, and there is no fleeing whatsoever from

karmic retribution, but, if fetal abnormality confirmed and if the

mother consenting to bear the retribution for killing, final decision

is hers and hers alone, and no one else can rightfully intervene

(Fu Chiying: Chapter 11, Dharma should not be separated from

worldly awakening, The Biography of Venerable Master Xingyun:

Handing Down the Light, p.240).