Many doctors no longer willing to perform abortions

A new, unexpected trend seems to be aiding the pro-life cause – fewer doctors than ever before are willing to participate in the murder of innocent human life. Are more doctors recognizing that the medical profession is geared toward saving lives rather than ending them? Because of this decreased availability, the number of total abortions could decrease as well. 

LifeNews reports more on the story:

The new report, published today in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, finds 97 percent of physicians surveyed say they have encountered patients wanting an abortion while only 14 percent of doctors are willing to do an abortion. That’s lower than the 22 percent of doctors who said they would do an abortion in the last poll, from 2008.

Interestingly, a number of other factors about these medical professionals are noteworthy within the report:

  • Gender: Male doctors more likely to refuse abortions than females
  • Age: Doctors within the 36-55 age range are also likely to refuse, as opposed to those younger or older
  • Location: Doctors in rural areas far more likely to refuse abortion procedures, as opposed to urban areas
  • Religion: Evangelical Christians were most inclined to turn down abortion requests

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