Abortion for a Young Single Female: A Cultural and Islamic Perspective

Abdulaziz F. Alkaabba

Induced abortion is an ethically charged issue that has been continuously discussed in the ethics literature. There are many ethical issues and cultural views and laws related to induced-abortion. In this article, I discuss an Islamic perspective on induced abortion using an actual case that I encountered as a family physician. I first present the case, provide an overview on the sociocultural context of the case, and finally present an overview of an Islamic approach to the presented case. My emphasis is on how family physicians can ethically approach such cases.