For our non-Muslim members, could you please give a detailed description of what exactly the Islamic ruling on abortions is?
Good question. I know what the general ruling was, but not the whole specifics.
But basically abortion is only allowed when there is a risk to the mother's life.
"If, say the jurists, after the baby is completely formed, it is reliably shown that the continuation of the pregnancy would necessarily result in the death of the mother, then, in accordance with the general principle of the Shari`ah (islamic law), that of choosing the lesser of two evils, abortion must be performed."
At the end of the day, from a personal point of view, abortion is cruel especially when done without any reason, for example people dont feel like having a burden of a child, so they just choose to abort.
And just look at the various methods of abortion, it makes you cringe.