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 The end of the constitutional right to abortion in the U.S. resulted in Professor Zahra Ayubi, who teaches Islamic Ethics at Dartmouth College, noticing a recurring theme among some critics. Some of the comments made on TV and social media drew parallels between the abortion bans in the U.S. and Muslim conservatism. These critiques spanned from humor to blatant Islamophobia, according to Ayubi.

Ayubi recalls some critics attributing the recent abortion restrictions in Texas to the so-called "Texas Taliban." She also encountered a photo that was widely shared, showing the Supreme Court justices with beards, turbans, and burqas, accompanied by the caption "SCOTUS now ruled by Sharia." Ayubi expressed her frustration with these Islamophobic comparisons. 

Similarly, Maryam Monalisa Gharavi, a writer and artist based in New York City, experiences difficulty in openly discussing abortion within her community. This difficulty is compounded by the fact that Sharia, Islamic religious law, is actually quite permissive when it comes to abortion.

What Sharia Really Says About Abortion

" The most conservative View in Islam is that abortion is only allowed if the mother's life is in danger at any point during the pregnancy. "

A recent survey by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding showed that 56% of Muslim Americans believe abortion should be legal in most or all cases. Despite this division, there is no direct mention of abortion in Islamic scriptures. Islamic rulings on the topic are based on verses referring to fetal development.

Islamic scholars have concluded that ensoulment occurs at 17 weeks (120 days) into pregnancy, after which point abortion is only permitted in certain circumstances. This window is longer than the restrictions in several states, even those with near-total abortion bans that lack exceptions for incest or rape. 

The circumstances under which abortion is acceptable in Islam vary depending on the madhab (school of thought) followed, with some being more lenient. However, even the strictest madhab allows exceptions for the health of the pregnant person.