Every day, it seems there is a new article highlighting the growing number of restrictions on abortion and reproductive health care. We are only a few months into most states’ legislative sessions, yet in Alabama and Mississippi, we’re already seeing a revival of “personhood” and TRAP laws, which threaten to prevent medical professionals from providing care. In Texas, lawmakers continue to try to find more ways to block women from basic health services.
Like all women, Latinas need, and seek, reproductive health care, including abortion, contraception, sex education, and prenatal care. In spite of outdated stereotypes perpetuated in the media, our data shows that Latino/as are in favor of protecting women’s health, and have compassionate views on abortion. Eight in 10 Latinos say they would support a close friend or family member who had an abortion.
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