Muslim Views On Abortion.

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  1. current law on abortion

Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 24 weeks. 

In UK abortion is only allowed if two doctors agree that the mother’s life or her mental or physical health is at risk.

Abortion is also allowed when the unborn child has medical problems or birth defects e.g.  If the child will be born severely handicapped. It is also allowed for social and/or economic reasons, e.g. if the mother cannot afford to support a child

Abortion is also allowed in cases of rape and incest.

  1. Why abortion is a controversial issue?

Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 24 weeks. 

Abortion is controversial because some people believe a foetus is a living, breathing person because it has a heartbeat when really it only has the potential (medically speaking) to become a living, breathing person. A foetus does not have human rights but people like to play the murder card even though abortion isn't legally defined as murder.

Some people don't agree with abortion 100% but others are lax about their beliefs and believe that abortions should be legal and are morally correct in the case of rape or if it's detrimental to the mother's health. Murder is still murder to these people but obviously, the rules can be changed for certain people.

There's a lot of information that states abortion as murder and misinforms people of the side effects. People believe it can leave you infertile and cause cancer because of this. Most of this comes from anti-abortion extremists and religious fanatics.

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  1. Arguments for and against abortion

Some people think that abortion is acceptable is called pro-choice.  The pro-choice campaign would agree with abortion.  It believes that women should have the right to choose whether or not she keeps the baby as it is her body and ultimately her life. The baby could be unwanted because it poses a risk to the mother’s mental or physical health therefore abortion is the best outcome.  The UK law states that a woman can have an abortion, if 2 doctors agree, up to 24 weeks.  Muslims, despite it being forbidden in Islam, will ...

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