In the recent election, Hispanics went 70% for Obama. Exit polls showed 66% of Hispanics polled said they support legal abortion. Hispanics come from nations that are historically very Catholic. The Catholic Church goes to great lengths to support migrant rights and to push for amnesty and immigration reform in the USA. Many parishes throughout the nation have Latino outreach programs and Spanish masses. The Church has done a lot to cater to Hispanics and this is how Hispanics re-pay the church: by overwhelmingly supporting a President that is trying to force the Church to pay for abortions and contraception. Without the Hispanic vote, pro-life Romney is the president.
Im concerned about how the Church is working with Hispanics in regards to Church teaching on abortion. Not only do they have a high support for abortion but they also have some of the highest abortion rates. Is it time for the church to counter balance its economic and migrant stance with some catechesis and preaching on the church’s stance on abortion?
Nearly 70% of Hispanics supporting legal abortion is a disaster for the church in a nation with a rapidly increasing Hispanic population.