Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 18 Muharram 1444

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Having an abortion due to studies and divorce

I was married at 18 and immediately got pregnant. My husband divorced me shortly afterwards. He is not going to take responsibility for the child and I am still a student and supporting myself. I had an operation and need painkillers that are not good for pregnancy. Is it permissible for me to have an abortion? I am now in my 10th week of pregnancy.

Answer

It is permissible for you to have an abortion on the following conditions if:

- It is [medically] determined that the continuation of pregnancy poses a risk to your health.
- The fetus is deformed due to the medicine you have consumed.
- The fetus has not reached 120 days.
And God Almighty knows best.