Al Qaradawi responds: What is the ruling on abortion in the cases of rape?

Fatwa, posted 4.22.2010, from Qatar, in:
Religious Authority: 
Yusuf al-Qaradawi
Fatwa Question or Essay Title: 
What is the ruling on abortion in the cases of rape?
Websites and Institutions: 
Islam Online

Undoubtedly, raping a Muslim woman by an evil enemy is a strong reason for the victim to have an abortion, for she will hate this fetus, the result of this iniquitous attack, and she will want to get rid of it. So, this dispensation is to be given because of necessity, especially in the first days of the pregnancy. However, this case of necessity should be determined by religious scholars, doctors and people of vast experience and wisdom. Otherwise, the original rule (of prohibition) should be applied.