If a fetus is deformed, is it permissible to have an abortion?

Fatwa, posted 4.22.2010, from Iraq, in:
Religious Authority: 
Ali al-Sistanti
Fatwa Question or Essay Title: 
If a fetus is deformed, is it permissible to have an abortion?

Yes, if a continuation of the pregnancy would cause great harm to the mother, even if from the point of view of raising [the child]. Whoever performs the abortion must pay diyya [blood money] to the parents.

طفل مشوه في بدایة الحمل هل یجوز اسقاطه؟ یجوز اذا کان في بقائه حرج شدید علی الام ولو من جهة صعوبة تربیته وعلی المباشر للاسقاط الدیة ویستحقها الوالدان ولهما العفو عنها.