Islam and Abortion

  • Yassar Abdullah Alamri University of Otago, New Zealand
Keywords: Abortion, Islam, Medical Ethics

Abstract

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5915/43-1-5755

Islam's guidelines for jurisprudence and the prioritization of warding off harm over gaining a benefit are important in its position on abortion. In Islam, abortion is not permitted except in limited circumstances where its certain benefit to the mother outweighs the harm of ending the fetus's life or potential life.

Author Biography

Yassar Abdullah Alamri, University of Otago, New Zealand
MBChB/BMedSc(Hons) student
Published
2011-03-16
Section
Islamic Perspectives