In honor of the 40th anniversary of the landmark decision of Roe v. Wade, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) is launching a first-of-its-kind campaign, “Yo Te Apoyo,” (“I support you”) to correct outdated assumptions about Latino/as and reproductive care.
Lingering stereotypes about Latino/a attitudes about abortion remain.
The truth says NLIRH states “is that Latino/as have compassionate views on abortion and support access to reproductive care for Latinas.”
NLIRH’s poll found that nearly three in four registered Latino voters agree that a woman has the right to make her own personal, private decisions about abortion with out politicians interfering and that Latino/as agree we shouldn’t judge someone who doesn’t feel ready to be a parent.
Still, far too often, Latino/as are characterized as “anti-abortion,” says NLIRH, even though research has consistently shown that outdated labels like “pro-life” and “anti-abortion” don’t accurately reflect Latino/a sentiment.
To bring attention to the changing attitudes about reproductive health, NLIRH is collecting stories of support from Latino/as across the country.
The organization is also hosting receptions and speak outs and holding free, online trainings for Latino/as who want to learn to talk to their communities about abortion and to take action for reproductive justice.