Thesis statement required:
scholarly books or journal articles (with link to access)

A couple possible sources included, however may use others.

Only suggestion: could use the Four Noble Truths as framework…
Also include:
How has Buddhism responded to the issue?
Has there been a varied response by different sectarian groups within that tradition? i.e. Tibetan/Vajrayana, Theravada, Mahayana, Zen, Chan….etc
How have religious officials/institutions justified their position using sacred texts or religious philosophies?
Did you find both conservative and liberal viewpoints on the chosen topic?