According to the September issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, a new study finds that only 14 percent of doctors are currently willing to do abortions compared to 22 percent in 2008. The research, which was based on a mail survey of 1,800 OBGYNs, also revealed that:
- Female physicians were more likely to provide abortions than were male (18.6% compared with 10.6%).
- Jewish doctors were the most likely to say they perform abortions (40.2 percent) and Evangelical Protestant doctors were the least likely (1.2 percent).
- Among OBGYNs, 97 percent encountered patients seeking abortions.