Rep. Ilhan Omar a leading Muslim politician says: “Abortion is a constitutional right”


Ilhan Omar is an American politician representing Minnesota in the United States Congress. She is also one of the first two Muslim women (along with Rashida Tlaib) to serve in Congress.

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf gives the correct Islamic position on abortion:



Categories: Abortion, An abomination unto the Lord, Liberal Islam, USA

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  1. Hi there to anyone, I may have heard that the average rate of abortion per year in the UK alone is around 200,000 (Someone please correct me and also feel free to provide other statistics elsewhere globally).
    An honest question, do they have an estimation or percentage amongst the staggering yearly figure of 200,000 abortions in the UK as being an abortion that had to take place to save the mothers life or an abortion that had to be applied due to rape and other serious issues? My guess is that for medical or criminal or other genuine reasons it is very low and such acts were rather committed out of choice and so-called freedom.

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  2. “Constitutional right” does not necessarily equate to “ethico-moral” right/responsibility. Christians tend to get hysterical without examining and analyzing a problem properly. We Muslims should be smarter and not follow blindly….nor should we fall prey to propaganda.

    Click to access abortion-statistics-commentary-2019.pdf

    To kill is a sin…but oppression is also a sin. That is why Islamic morality is not black and white—but has 5 degrees/range of rightness/wrongness.

    from the ( linked) article….
    Ground Definition
    Ground A That the continuance of the pregnancy would involve risk
    to the life of the pregnant woman greater than if the
    pregnancy were terminated.
    Ground B That the termination is necessary to prevent grave
    permanent injury to the physical or mental health of the
    pregnant woman.
    Ground C That the pregnancy has NOT exceeded its 24th week and
    that the continuance of the pregnancy would involve risk,
    greater than if the pregnancy were terminated, of injury to
    the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman.
    Ground D That the pregnancy has NOT exceeded its 24th week and
    that the continuance of the pregnancy would involve risk,
    greater than if the pregnancy were terminated, of injury to
    the physical or mental health of any existing child(ren) of
    the family of the pregnant woman.
    Ground E That there is substantial risk that if the child were born it
    would suffer from such physical or mental abnormalities
    as to be seriously handicapped.
    Ground F To save the life of the pregnant woman.
    Ground G To prevent grave permanent injury to the physical or
    mental health of the pregnant woman.

    Ground C is the majority of cases for abortion and 77 % of the women are ethnically white.
    40% of the women had previous abortions—that is they have a history of troubled pregnancy to begin with.
    80% of the women indicated their status as single.
    Age groups between 18 to 21 and 30 to 34 have higher rates.
    As a trend abortions of under 18 age group have steadily decreased since 2009 but those of over 35 age group have increased.

    There are probably several complex intersecting issues at play—Women’s health, Social systems that are not child/childcare friendly, Male responsibility, Attitudes towards marriage, Contraception, Legal issues….etc. These are all serious concerns and should not be trivialized by narratives of “irresponsible women who have abortion for the fun of it”.!!

    Just because modern society is imbalanced/dysfunctional, does not mean that Muslims should loosen their ethico-moral standards. Rather, we should look at issues in a more nuanced and wholistic way so that our (Islamic) solutions create benefit to humanity in a comprehensive and consistent manner.

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  3. ???…please edit out the blank space…thanks

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