My sister found out she is pregnant , 5 weeks. She is 45 yrs old. has 3 children and had 2 miscarriages in past. She also has other health issues like Anemia-low blood in her body, had surgery on veins in both legs, has gluten allergy , cannot eat wheat and wheat products. Considering that in women after 40 yrs of age .risk of Down Syndrome - mentally physically abnormal children, is very high and her pregnancy is considered high risk pregnancy , is it permissible to carry out Medical Abortion ?
Due to the situation and health risks mentioned in the question it would be permissible to abort this early pregnancy.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Ikram ul Haq
Fatwa Center of America