Columbus, USA: On November 7, Ohio voters amended the state’s constitution to add abortion rights, marking a major victory for abortion rights advocates. This victory reflects the growing importance of abortion rights as a political issue for Democrats.
Kentucky’s Democratic Governor Andy Beshear, who supports abortion rights, also won re-election. Polls showed that support for abortion rights was strongest among voters under 45, while older voters were more divided. President Joe Biden praised Ohio’s decision and called Governor Beshear to congratulate him on his re-election. Biden emphasized the importance of protecting access to reproductive health care and urged Congress to secure the protections of Roe v. Wade in federal law.
Tonight, Americans once again voted to protect their fundamental freedoms – and democracy won.
In Ohio, voters protected access to reproductive health in their state constitution. Ohioans and voters across the country rejected attempts by MAGA Republican elected officials to…
— President Biden (@POTUS) November 8, 2023