Ohio Voters Enshrine Abortion Access in State's Constitution
Ohio's the seventh state to enact such protections
Ohio voters approved a constitutional amendment on Tuesday that ensures access to abortion and other forms of reproductive healthcare, the latest victory for abortion rights supporters since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last year.
Ohio became the seventh state where voters decided to protect abortion access after the landmark ruling and was the only state to consider a statewide abortion rights question this year.
"The future is bright, and tonight we can celebrate this win for bodily autonomy and reproductive rights," said Lauren Blauvelt, co-chair of Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights, which led support for the amendment, to a jubilant crowd of supporters.
"Tonight, Ohioans made it clear that women’s healthcare decisions should be between them and their doctors, not politicians," said Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). "That’s what I’ve always believed and will continue to fight for in the U.S. Senate. My opponents disagree and have made it clear they would overrule Ohioans by voting for a national abortion ban. While my opponents work to ban abortion, I will continue fighting for and standing with the people of Ohio."
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