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Since 1974 there has been an increase in abortions. By 2006 the increase was 63%.
Abortion has been legal in Britain since:
In the UK if a mother's life is in grave danger there is no time limit on when the abortion can be carried out.
Muslims believe that children are a gift from Allah.
Normally the termination of the foetus after the 28th week.
The artificial ending of the foetus' life in the womb.
A standard form of contraception.
In Islam an abortion is not allowed to be carried out even if it is to save the mother's life.
The conference on Islam and Family planning have agreed contraception can be used if:
The woman is not married.
The family does not have enough money to raise the child.
If the woman is in a loving relationship.
Some Muslims believe after four months of pregnancy the woman still has more rights than the foetus.
Abortion in Islam is seen as a great sin.
The termination of a foetus in a woman's womb.
Always a natural form of birth control.
A process which prevents pregnancy occurring.