Hispanic women and young people are the most supportive of the right to abortion without limits


Abortion was legalized in the US in 1973 with a landmark Supreme Court ruling known as Roe versus Wade.

Abortion was legalized in the US in 1973 with a landmark Supreme Court ruling known as Roe versus Wade.

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According to a new survey conducted by Univision and NORC at the University of Chicago, younger Hispanics and women are most in favor of abortion, a procedure they want to make legal in the United States.

According to the interview in support for legal and unrestricted abortion, four out of ten are women, while three out of ten are men.

Abortion was legalized in the country in 1973 with a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court known as Roe versus Wade, which considered that a woman has the right to voluntarily terminate her pregnancy without any type of restriction until the 23rd week of gestation.

In 2021, Mississippi and Texas passed legislation imposing restrictions on abortion in the 15th week of pregnancyeven before women are aware that they are pregnant.

This past Thursday, Florida state law mandated similar legislation to be signed by Governor Ron DeSantis.

For its part, the Supreme Court is studying the Mississippi case. However, there are groups that defend abortion that fear that the ruling of the magistrates will seriously damage the precedent of the Roe versus Wade case or that it will be completely reversed. In the case of the state of Texas, this procedure is followed in the lower courts.

The field study also demonstrated the ideological differences between Democrats and Republicans on pregnancy termination. On the one hand, Democrats and independents are the ones who say abortion should be legal in all casesin contrast with the Republican Party who agree that restrictions are applied and that it be done in special cases.

The poll also included Hispanics on the two most controversial aspects of the Texas Law.

The state legislation took effect in September, but was temporarily invalidated later by a federal judge. In December, the US Supreme Court avoided ruling on the constitutionality of the law and returned this abortion case to state courts.

Almost half of the respondents He asked them about the section of the law that prohibits abortion once the heartbeat of the embryo is detected.. 55% said that they strongly disapproved of this limitation, while 27% agreed that it should be imposed.

On the other hand, the next half they were questioned about private citizens being able to sue abortion providers or any entity or person that helps a woman interrupt her pregnancyif they believe they violate the ban.

Six out of ten people questioned said they disagreed with this measure. Only 19% agreed.

Likewise, it can be observed that it is young people who most favor the decriminalization of abortion. Two fifths of the people who defend the interruption of legal pregnancy are under 30 years of age.

On the contrary, older Hispanics are the group that supports their application with limitations and only in special cases. Three out of ten people who defend the medical procedure with restrictions are between 30 and 45 years old.

This is a very close percentage between those over 60 who believe it should be illegal and only allowed in case of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother.

In this sense, hehe survey revealed that in general 33% of Hispanics think that the interruption of pregnancy should be legal in all cases, while 24% think that it should be applied with limitations. Finally, 12% are categorically opposed to abortion.

鈥淲e know that despite certain narratives that paint the Latino community as conservative, many people in our community understand and sympathize with Latinas/xs who need to terminate a pregnancy.鈥

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