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Abortion essay on Islam

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Introduction

'Whether to terminate a pregnancy is the concern of no on but the woman involved' I disagree with this statement, for there are 3 parties involved not only the mother, the 3 parties are, first and most importantly the child, then Mother, and lastly the father (putting into sequence). To terminate pregnancy depends on the stage of it, if it was late pregnancy (baby fully grown) then as said, that you can't terminate the child for there is life present. First the child: Child's concern comes first, for he/she cannot defend themselves, the child has the right to be born, and die, born: every child has got the right to be born, once life involved. Though the child would lose that right and be terminated if he/ she falls within the law of the society... death: and the child also has the right to die e.g. if he is not in healthy conditions etc, for the child would not be happy to live in suffering through life, but in Islam us Muslims only allow the child to be terminated at 5to 6 weeks of pregnancy, for the life has not entered the child yet (still processing). ...read more.

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The mother's usually think that they have the right alone to choose the decision of terminating pregnancy because they have held the baby 9 months, and went through pain and agony, which makes them think it will give them the upper hand, but that is not fully correct, for it wont give her a Devine right of terminating the pregnancy. Lastly the Father: The father has every right to be involved, for it is his child as well as the mother's, for at the end of the day, he is the one responsible finically to bring the child up, and to guide the child throughout life. The father is and has got the decision and right with the mother of terminating the pregnancy. I think that a Mother is not the only one involved for it is the 3 that complete the decision, and that the mother should not even terminate a pregnancy, kill a baby, for stupid reasons such as ''I don't have a husband'...etc..., the fact that knowing that you are killing a baby alive, for a stupid reason, destroying a life for what, for social problems, for the sake of being happier. ...read more.

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Then Allah sends an angel to write four words: He writes his deeds, time of his death, means of his livelihood, and whether he will be wretched or blessed (in religion). Then the soul is breathed into his body..."Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 55, and Number 549 Islam allows abortion to save the life of the mother because it sees this as the 'lesser of two evils' and there is a general principle in Sharia (Muslim law) of choosing the lesser of two evils. Abortion is regarded as a lesser evil in this case because: * the mother is the 'originator' of the foetus (unborn) * the mother's life is well-established * the mother has with duties and responsibilities * the mother is part of a family * allowing the mother to die would also kill the foetus in most cases Lastly the answer straight forward, the mother is not the only one that is involved in terminating pregnancy it is the 3 that will/do complete the decision Child, Mother and Father ( if father not present then decision is held with mother and child(child by law) e.g. father died '. Date: 5/12/06 Part 1 By: Subject: Islamic Teacher: Mrs Salwa ...read more.

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