Woman (4): How do you regard abortion? At what stage does the spirit...
Prabhupāda: Most abominable.
Woman (4): What stage does the spirit enter into the womb?
Siddha-svarūpa: What stage does the spirit enter into the womb.
Prabhupāda: Spirit, as it is, spirit—very small. It is mentioned in the śāstra. The dimension of the spirit is one ten-thousandth portion of the tip of the hair—very small particle, smaller than the atom. This atom enters into the father's semina, and the semina is injected in the mother's womb, and then the two seminas, being emulsified, it creates a small body like a pea. And because the spirit soul is there, it develops into body. This is the science.
Woman (5): Are you saying that the mother does not enter or do anything into the spirit of the child?
Prabhupāda: What is that?
Madhudviṣa: She is speaking for woman's rights.
Prabhupāda: What is that right? Because you are woman, you have to be pregnant. What is that? How you can avoid it?
Man (3): No, no. It's a serious question. You should answer it. It's a serious question.
Madhudviṣa: She is saying that the woman has nothing to do with the spirit soul.
Prabhupāda: Well, woman herself is a spirit soul. How she can say like that? Everyone is spirit soul, either woman... Woman and man—this is body. But everyone is spirit soul.
Man (11): I might answer that question for her. You can lead the horse to water but you can't make it drink
Man (3): That's no answer either. (everyone starts talking)
Devotee: We can chant?
Prabhupāda: Just chant Hare Kṛṣṇa.
Woman (5): From the father, what about the mother? (end)