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Ohio voters flock to the polls with abortion rights at stake in GOP-backed rules change

Aug 08, 2023 View Original Article
  • Bias Rating

    50% Medium Conservative

  • Reliability

    55% ReliableFair

  • Policy Leaning

    50% Medium Conservative

  • Politician Portrayal

    -5% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

53% :Kansas and Kentucky rejected anti-abortion amendments last year, while voters in California, Michigan and Vermont codified the procedure as a right under their state constitutions.
48% :Reproductive rights groups such as NARAL Pro-Choice have slammed the attempt to raise the threshold for constitutional changes to 60% from a simple majority as a transparent "power play" designed to prevent voters from enshrining abortion rights in Ohio.
44% : Ohioans' support for abortion is just shy of the 60% that would be needed if Tuesday's ballot initiative passes.
39% : Voters in the Buckeye State will head to the polls again in November to cast their ballots on an amendment that would protect a right to abortion and prohibit the state from interfering in women's reproductive decisions.
35% : Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights, the coalition that drafted the amendment to protect abortion, is aiming to strike a decisive blow that would erase the state's six week ban and block any future effort to restrict reproductive rights in the Ohio.

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