Public opinion about abortion-related stigma among Mexican Catholics and implications for unsafe abortion.

@article{McMurtrie2012PublicOA,
  title={Public opinion about abortion-related stigma among Mexican Catholics and implications for unsafe abortion.},
  author={Stephanie M McMurtrie and Sandra G. Garc{\'i}a and Kate S. Wilson and Claudia D{\'i}az-Olavarrieta and Gillian M Fawcett},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2012},
  volume={118 Suppl 2},
  pages={S160-6}
}
A nationally representative survey was conducted among 3000 Catholics in Mexico during 2009 and 2010. Respondents were presented with a hypothetical situation about a young woman who decided to have an abortion and were asked their personal opinion of her. On the basis of a stigma index, it was found that the majority (61%) had stigmatizing attitudes about abortion; however, 81% believed that abortion should be legal in at least some circumstances. Respondents were significantly more likely to… CONTINUE READING

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