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01 November 2011

Data on Access to Abortion

By Diana Hsieh

Here's some fascinating data on access to abortion drawn from a recent study of Ob/Gyns:

  • "A whopping 97% of practicing ob-gyns had encountered patients seeking abortion, yet only 14% of ob-gyns perform them."
  • "Male ob-gyns are less likely to provide abortions, as are middle-age ones. If you live in a rural area, you’re very unlikely to find an ob-gyn who will provide an abortion."
  • "Almost no Evangelical Christian ob-gyns will provide abortions. Jewish ob-gyns are the most likely to provide abortions, even more likely than ob-gyns who report having no religion at all."
You can see some of the numbers in chart form in the blog post.

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