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Table 2 Overview of findings

From: Conscientious objection to participation in abortion by midwives and nurses: a systematic review of reasons

  Number of broad reasons Number of narrow reasons (for/against CO) Number of reason mentions
Moral reasons 11 58 (47/11) 150
Practical reasons 5 30 (14/16) 52
Religious reasons 4 15 (12/3) 28
Legal reasons 3 13 (8/5) 39
Total 23 116 (81/35) 269