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Table 1 Proportion of conscientious objectors and women who obtained a voluntary abortion promptly (≤14 days) or later (22-28 days): three comparisons

From: The no correlation argument: can the morality of conscientious objection be empirically supported? the Italian case

  Gyn. objectors
% (n)
  Waiting time ≤ 14 days
% (n)
  Waiting time 22-28 days
% (n)
 
Comparison (2006 vs 2009) proposed by the Italian Commitee for Bioethics
  2006 2009 changes 2006 2009 changes 2006 2009 changes
Italy 69.2 (3780) 70.7 (3985) 56.7 (68217) 59.3 (65919) 12.4 (14875) 11.1 (12313)
  Latium 77.7 (443) 80.2 (315) 47.8 (7190) 54.0 (7070) 17.2 (2584) 13.3 (1738)
  Piedmont 62.9 (285) 63.8 (284) 51.1 (5635) 60.1 (5705) 13.7 (1508) 10.8 (1020)
  Lombardy 68.6 (578) 66.9 (560) 58.6 (12763) 56.0 (9868) 11.3 (2463) 11.5 (2024)
  Umbria 70.2 (73) 63.3 (62) 51.0 (1089) 40.0 (754) 13.3 (284) 19.0 (358)
  Emilia-Romagna 53.5 (198) 52.4 (205) 56.8 (6510) 62.0 (6712) 11.1 (1274) 8.3 (899)
Comparison (2006 vs 2013) proposed by the Italian Ministry of Health
  2006 2013   2006 2013   2006 2013  
Italy 69.2 (3780) 70.0 (3481) 56.7 (68217) 62.3 (61254) 12.4 (14875) 10.2 (10013)
  Latium 77.7 (443) 80.7 (314) 47.8 (7190) 54.0 (6020) 17.2 (2584) 13.5 (1509)
  Piedmont 62.9 (285) 67.4 (269) 51.1 (5635) 68.3 (5775) 13.7 (1508) 7.4 (626)
  Lombardy 68.6 (578) 63.6 (565) 58.6 (12763) 54.4 (8708) 11.3 (2463) 13.5 (2157)
  Umbria 70.2 (73) 65.6 (63) 51.0 (1089) 43.8 (717) 13.3 (284) 17.6 (288)
  Emilia-Romagna 53.5 (198) 51.8 (231) 56.8 (6510) 73.7 (6754) 11.1 (1274) 4.8 (442)
Comparison (2009 vs 2013) proposed by the authors
  2009 2013   2009 2013   2009 2013  
Italy 70.7 (3985) 70.0 (3481) 59.3 (65919) 62.3 (61254) 11.1 (12313) 10.2 (10013)
  Latium 80.2 (315) 80.7 (314) 54.0 (7070) 54.0 (6020) 13.3 (1738) 13.5 (1509)
  Piedmont 63.8 (284) 67.4 (269) 60.1 (5705) 68.3 (5775) 10.8 (1020) 7.4 (626)
  Lombardy 66.9 (560) 63.6 (565) 56.0 (9868) 54.4 (8708) 11.5 (2024) 13.5 (2157)
  Umbria 63.3 (62) 65.6 (63) 40.0 (754) 43.8 (717) 19.0 (358) 17.6 (288)
  Emilia-Romagna 52.4 (205) 51.8 (231) 62.0 (6712) 73.7 (6754) 8.3 (899) 4.8 (442)
  1. Data refer to those cited in ‘The no correlation argument’ section of the paper and are an extract of data published in the 2012 opinion of the Italian Committee for Bioethics (2006 vs 2009) and in the 2015 Ministerial report (2006 vs 2013). : the proportion increased; : the proportion decreased; : the proportion did not change