Number of the Day

18.6: The percentage of female physicians who will provide abortions to their patients, nearly twice the percentage of male physicians (10.6%).

Gender, however, does not mark the biggest difference in whether a physician will perform an abortion, per the findings of the self-administered confidential survey which were published in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The biggest difference is religious affiliation:
* 40.2 percent of Jewish doctors say yes, compared with
* 1.2 percent of Evangelical Protestants
* 9 percent of Roman Catholics or Eastern Orthodox
* 10.1 percent of Non-Evangelical Protestants
* 20 percent of Hindus
* 26.5 percent of doctors who said they had no religious affiliation
Likelihood of performing an abortion is inversely proportional to the privileging of one's religious views in the US. I'm not surprised; I'm contemptuous.

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