The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 616

Whenever a woman dies with a living child in her womb, if there is hope in the child surviving – albeit for a short time – then the woman must be cut open from wherever it is best suited for the health of the child and the child must be taken out, the mother’s body must then be stitched up. However, if one knows or is confident that if this were done the child would die, then it is not permitted.