In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.
In this fatwa:
2- In your case, you need to consult reliable physicians and act according to their medical advice.
In responding to your question, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and an Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, states:
Abortion after 120 days is akin to taking a life, for that is the time when the soul is breathed into the fetus; abortion before that is sinful unless there are reasons warranting it; the health challenges of the mother can be one of those conditions.
Allah Almighty knows best.
Editor’s note: This fatwa is from Ask the Scholar’s archive and was originally published at an earlier date.