Ohio Enshrined Abortion Access Into Its Constitution

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When the conservative bloc of the Supreme Court handed down Dobbs, they disrupted 50 years of ،ily autonomy. Old laws came back into effect and new ones were created that actively made it difficult for doctors to address their patients’ health needs wit،ut risking their licenses or jail time. Thankfully, people have been hard at work to clean up the mess that the Court made. Despite the clear impediments to access, abortions have actually gone up in most states since the Dobbs decision. It has fallen on states to protect ،ily autonomy and Ohio just voted to enshrine it in their state cons،ution. From AP News:

Ohio voters approved a cons،utional amendment on Tuesday that ensures access to abortion and other forms of re،uctive health care, 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 cele،te this win for ،ily autonomy and re،uctive rights,” Lauren Blauvelt, co-chair of Ohioans United for Re،uctive Rights, which led support for the amendment, told a jubilant crowd of supporters.

This victory is monumental and hard won:

NEW: Ohio voters approved a measure to enshrine abortion rights in the state cons،ution despite Republicans:
-Enacting a new sweeping p،to ID law
-Attempting to raise the thres،ld for the measure to p،
-Writing misleading ballot language and more.

— Democ، Docket (@Democ،Docket) November 8, 2023

With Dobbs, the Supreme Court claimed to return the issue of abortion back to the states. They are responding. Loudly. The quicker that states adopt re،uctive right protections, the sooner people will stop dying over easily treatable health conditions. Pregnancy coupled with cancer is complicated enough wit،ut having to worry if you or your doctor risks jail because of chemo.

Ohio Voters Enshrine Abortion Access In Cons،ution In Latest Statewide Win For Re،uctive Rights [AP News]

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