August 25, 2011

Will Your OB-GYN Perform an Abortion?

Over at Freakonomics we learn that while 97 percent of OB-GYNs reported having encountered women seeking an abortion, only 14 percent said they were willing to perform one.

Interestingly, when broken down by religious affiliation, we learn that 40 percent of Jewish doctors were willing to provide an abortion, which is a higher percentage than among doctors with no religious affiliation (27 percent said they were willing). The number was 9 percent among Roman Catholics or Eastern Orthodox, and 1 percent among evangelical Protestants.

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