Ohio Voters Pass Abortion Rights Amendment

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    The Facts

    • Following a vote Tuesday, Ohio has become the seventh US state where voters approved of protecting abortion since the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) overturned Roe v. Wade last year.

    • As of early Wednesday, with more than 99% of the precincts reporting, Ohio voters had passed the Issue 1 constitutional amendment with 56.35% support (2.14M voters).


    The Spin

    Republican narrative

    This is not what the voters of Ohio truly want, but outside advocacy groups poured millions into the state to defeat pro-life voices. This bill goes much further than even Roe v. Wade did. The pro-choice side dares to call opponents of this bill extremists, but they're the ones supporting unethical choices. This movement must be stopped before spreading to other states.

    Democratic narrative

    Not only is this what the people of Ohio want, but Ohioans basically voted in favor of it twice because Republicans in August attempted to raise the threshold for necessary support to pass this amendment and they lost that special election. Securing women's bodily autonomy will rightly spread from state to state because the US is a democracy where the government shouldn't control a woman's right to choose.

    Nerd narrative

    There's a 5% chance that elective abortion will be banned nationally in the US before 2030, according to the Metaculus prediction community.



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