It is not so clear. While it is true that if a monk causes an abortion after the 19th week, it is a parajika, prior to the 19th week it is not.Presto Kensho wrote: ↑Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:04 pmThe Buddha's teachings for both monastics and laypeople forbid abortion as the taking of an innocent human life:
So now we have the Buddha’s clear instructions on this and how serious of an offense it is.
https://essenceofbuddhism.wordpress.com ... -abortion/
Having said this, why should someone who believes in traditional Buddhist teachings be forced to pay for an abortion through their tax dollars?
As far as paying for abortions. It is interesting you mention abortion, but not war.
The fact is, that your belief that abortion is wrong is only a belief, and it is not shared by others.
We do not pay taxes based on what personally believe. I don't like the fact that Christians get massive federal subsidies for their charter schools, but our taxes get spent on that too.
Basically, you are entitled to believe in whatever you like, but you are not entitled to force your religious beliefs on others. It is a violation of the establishment clause of the first amendment to do so.