Muslim-American Opinions on Abortion Are Complex. What Does Islam Actually Say?

February 2, 2023

(NPR) – Polls show opinions on abortion, like in other faith groups, are deeply divided. According to a survey conducted last March by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, 56% of Muslim Americans think abortion should actually be legal in all or most cases. Those who probe Islam’s key texts to understand what the faith itself allows will find nothing that mentions abortion outright. Instead, Islamic rulings lean on verses that mention fetal development. (Read More)