Stereotypes and electoral pollsters like to paint Latinos with a broad brush and like to say we are socially conservative. Usually this is interpreted as us being homophobic and anti-abortion.
A new survey released today and conducted by Lake Research Partners, conducted on behalf of NLIRH and the Reproductive Health Technologies Project (RHTP)found that strong majorities of Latino registered voters supported access to legal abortion, affirmed that they would offer support to a close friend or family member who had an abortion, and opposed politicians interfering in personal, private decisions about abortion.
In other words don’t believe the hype.
74% of Latino registered voters agree that a woman has a right to make her own personal, private decisions about abortion without politicians interfering.
73% of Latino registered voters agree that we should not judge someone who feels they are not ready to be a parent.
67% of Latino voters say they would give support to a close friend or family member who had an abortion. 43% say they would provide a lot of support. Only 23% says they would not feel comfortable offering support.
61% agree that the amount of money a woman has or does not have should not determine whether she could have an abortion when she needs one.
Download the entire report here.