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'Strong Majority' of Latino Voters Support Abortion Rights, Survey Finds

'Strong Majority' of Latino Voters Support Abortion Rights, Survey Finds

January 27, 2011 — A "strong majority" of Latino registered voters support abortion rights and access to the procedure, according to a recent survey from the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, the Colorado Independent reports.

The survey, conducted by Lake Research Partners, polled 600 registered male and female voters across the country. The survey included questions in both English and Spanish to gauge respondents' opinions on abortion rights and access.

According to the survey, 74% of respondents said a woman should have a right to make her own personal, private decisions about abortion without government interference. Seventy-three percent of respondents said people should not be judged if they are not ready to be parents, and 67% of respondents said they would offer support to a close friend or family member who had an abortion.

The survey also found that most respondents felt money should not determine whether a woman has access to abortion services. Likewise, a majority of voters disagreed with church leaders who believe abortion should be illegal (Lopez, Colorado Independent, 1/22).