While it’s not become an official policy of ISKCON, Srila Prabhupada’s statements about abortion make it abundantly clear that ISKCON opposes the practice. Asvattama’s failed attempt to kill Pariksit in the womb is sometimes cited as the rationale for a Hindu view of abortion. This is what Srila Prabhupada once said on the subject: “Now the man who causes his abortion, he also being punished, that `You’ll never see the light of this world. You’ll simply have to live one womb to another, one womb to another. Go on.’ So nature’s punishment is like that. But these foolish people they do not know.” (from a lecture, August 18th, 1973, in London).