Are pregnant and nursing women able to break the fast? What is the evidence?

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Yes, according to the majority of the scholars, pregnant and nursing women are able to break the fast if they meet the eligibility requirements.

The evidence is the hadith narrated by Abu Dawood, al-Tirmidhi, al-Nasaa’i, and ibn Maajah:
The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Allah has relieved the traveler of half the prayer and of the duty to fast, and He has relieved pregnant and nursing mothers (of the duty to fast).”
Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh abi Dawood