Abortion for a Young Single Female: A Cultural and Islamic Perspective
Abdulaziz F. Alkaabba*
Consultant and Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Bioethics, College of Medicine, AL-Imam University, Saudi Arabia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Abdulaziz F. Alkaabba
Consultant and Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Bioethics
College of Medicine, AL-Imam University, Saudi Arabia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 30, 2016; Accepted date: June 07, 2016; Published date: June 08, 2016
Citation: Alkaabba AF (2016) Abortion for a Young Single Female: A Cultural and Islamic Perspective. J Clin Res Bioeth 7:273. doi:10.4172/2155-9627.1000273
Copyright: © 2016 Alkaabba AF. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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.