Abortion bans threaten 6.5 million Latinas, report finds

Abortion bans threaten 6.5 million Latinas, report finds

Latinas are the largest group of women of color affected by current abortion bans.

Over 6.5 million Latinas or 42% of Latinas aged 15 to 49 live in the 26 states that have banned or are likely to ban abortion.

The Supreme Court made the decision earlier this year to strike down the right to abortion solidified by Roe vs Wade.

This made it difficult for Americans to access abortion services depending on primarily where they live.

Three-quarters of Latinas who live in states with abortion bans or restrictions are concentrated in Texas, Florida and Arizona.

Texas is home to 2.9 million Latinas of reproductive age.

Florida and Arizona have 1.4 million and 587,600 Latinas of reproductive age.

Nearly 3.1 million Latinas have been affected by current and future abortion bans in the 26 states are already mothers.

About 28% of them have children under the age of 3.

The analysis found that nearly 3 million Latinas in the 26 states were living in families below 200% of the federal poverty line.