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Table 1 Views of Muslim Sunni Legal Schools of Thought and Shi’ite Sect on Termination of Pregnancy

From: Controversies and considerations regarding the termination of pregnancy for Foetal Anomalies in Islam

Sects/Schools Sunni Maliki SunniHanbali SunniHanafi SunniShafiie Shi’ite
Abortion permissible? No No No No No
If legitimate when abortion is permissible? ≤40 days ≤40 days ≤120 days ≤120 days ≤120 days