Abortion in Islam

Being a woman, and a mother myself, the  killing a child — even in the beginning stage of fetus — is an unbearable and horrific thought. But at the same time, if a woman chooses to go to this extreme, then surely, she has solid reasons behind it.

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There is not one Islamic Interpretation on ethics of abortion, but belief in God’s mercy and compassion is a crucial part of any consideration

As a scholar of Islamic ethics, I’m often asked, “What does Islam say about abortion?” – a question that has become even more salient since the U.S. Supreme Court reversed 50 years of constitutional protection for the right to get an abortion in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling on June 24, 2022.

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