I'm looking for a single word- a noun that corresponds to:
A factor or consideration that supports a specific conclusion or assertion
Here's the context- it's an article about the role of women in Orthodox Judaism, and more specifically, about the question of whether women can instruct others in Jewish law.
This is the paragraph- the XXX is the word that's missing ("halachic" and "halachah" refer to the tenets of Jewish law):
Chances are that a woman who contacts a female halachic advisor can expect to meet someone who understands precisely what she is asking, and that this encounter will be more open. This option would consequently increase the number of women seeking advice, since many women don’t feel comfortable asking rabbis about women’s issues, and some take on extra stringencies, or leniencies, that lack a solid halachic base. This is why female halachic advisors are so crucial. Rabbi N. Rabinovich also considers availability for clarifying a halachic decision a XXX in favor of training female halachic advisors.
Does such a term exist? If not - what are the closest alternatives? Thanks