Abortions in Taiwan

That would actually not be karma…karma has nothing to do with dead spirits. (btw karma=buddhism)

It would come from Chinese folk religion, which is OBSESSED with dead spirits, ghosts, gods, etc. (ghosts=Chinese folk religion)

All those people sweeping tombs and burning paper money so their papa and meemaw can pay rent in the afterlife? They aren’t doing that based on Buddhist teachings but on Chinese folk religion. (yah, some people sorta mix them, but those are the uneducated masses)

It may look all the same to someone who doesn’t know the difference, but to many of them (ie Taiwanese people), Jesus, Muhammad and Moses were all the same as well.

Just wanted to clarify…

That would actually not be karma…karma has nothing to do with dead spirits. (btw karma=buddhism)

It would come from Chinese folk religion, which is OBSESSED with dead spirits, ghosts, gods, etc. (ghosts=Chinese folk religion)

All those people sweeping tombs and burning paper money so their papa and meemaw can pay rent in the afterlife? They aren’t doing that based on Buddhist teachings but on Chinese folk religion. (yah, some people sorta mix them, but those are the uneducated masses)

It may look all the same to someone who doesn’t know the difference, but to many of them (ie Taiwanese people), Jesus, Muhammad and Moses were all the same as well.

Just wanted to clarify…[/quote]

Some time last year in Yonghe I saw one of those jumbled-up religious parades carrying a statue of the Virgin Mary. It could have been Mazu (?) but I swear it looked like Mary. I wish I had taken a picture.

That would actually not be karma…karma has nothing to do with dead spirits. (btw karma=buddhism)

It would come from Chinese folk religion, which is OBSESSED with dead spirits, ghosts, gods, etc. (ghosts=Chinese folk religion)

All those people sweeping tombs and burning paper money so their papa and meemaw can pay rent in the afterlife? They aren’t doing that based on Buddhist teachings but on Chinese folk religion. (yah, some people sorta mix them, but those are the uneducated masses)

It may look all the same to someone who doesn’t know the difference, but to many of them (ie Taiwanese people), Jesus, Muhammad and Moses were all the same as well.

Just wanted to clarify…[/quote]

Some time last year in Yonghe I saw one of those jumbled-up religious parades carrying a statue of the Virgin Mary. It could have been Mazu (?) but I swear it looked like Mary. I wish I had taken a picture.[/quote]
Mary, Matzu, Isis, it’s all the fucking same. :2cents:

Bumping this up for 2019’s sake.

Unfortunately I find myself in this same situation. We (my partner and myself) went to Dianthus last night to confirm things. When asked about the availability of abortion pills the doctor responded that it was the clinic’s policy to to require a certificate of non-impediment to marriage to guarantee the female is single to go through with this. The problem is we are both foreign nationals and our respective governments do not issue such certificates. At another time I’d laugh about this form of Taiwanese bureaucratic coercion but now is not the time.

So, I pose this to you, Forumosa:

  1. Any clinics that do not have such a requirement? We are very much foreign nationals: two people, two passports. There’s no household registration office to pull this data from.

  2. In the alternative, has anyone had any luck preparing a sworn affidavit? Would this be understood by all parties or cause a mental buffer overflow?

AFAIK in Taiwan to get an abortion or to get sterilized you need permission from your partner if you are married or proof that you are not married.

So number 2 it is.

Have a look at marriage threads from your countryman since marriage also requires ‘proof of being single’. Often it is a notarized sworn affidavit.

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Try another clinic. Some don’t have that policy.

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Continuing the discussion from Covid-19 Research Thread:

FYI

綠黨委託山水民調於10月28至29日晚間進行, 調查結果顯示,針對八周內需墮胎的議題[added: 宗教團體提懷孕滿8周禁墮胎公投案],有8.4%非常贊成、27.6%還算贊成,贊成的比例為36%,43.7%的民眾則不認同這個做法,贊成與不贊成的差距約為7.7%。

The quoted text really doesn’t meany anything without context.

Also believing something is correct or moral because a majority believe the same thing is giving into groupthink. It’s what weak minds do to rationalize their behavior.

Abortion is a topic that should be taken seriously. Unfortunately it is done here without a second thought. Women having abortions left and right for any reason or no reason at all as they wish. But just like mental health issue, Taiwan doesn’t talk openly about abortion because it is not a nice topic. 丟臉 much?

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One thing that surprised me here is how high the pregnancy stigma is. My understanding is pregnant students have to dis-enroll from school, or some such thing. I’ve also been surprised that many people I meet are generally opposed to abortion (‘it’s bad’) but also see it as necessary.

Which in turn results in poor information on birth control, and high rates of unintended pregnancy.

In Taiwan?

Yes

What is the general attitude towards abortion?

Is it fairly easy for a woman to get one?

Is it government funded?

I think its generally accepted and easy to get, nobody protesting against it

government funded?

with medical reasons, yes.

A few Christian groups, but unlike the gay marriage thing they’re not joined by any of the Buddhist or Taoist groups, so it’s pretty quiet.

You’d think the Buddhist would be the most vocal.

So many family planning clinicS around. Abortion here is almost normal for most young women. Due the fact they generally don’t take the pill of men doNt wear condoms.