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Joe Biden Celebrates As Ohio Voters Approve Ballot Measure On Abortion Rights: 'Democracy Won'

President Joe Biden on Tuesday celebrated as Ohioans decisively voted to protect abortion rights within their state constitution, signaling a pivotal moment for abortion-rights advocates post-Roe v. Wade reversal.

What Happened: Ohio voters endorsed a critical ballot measure on Tuesday, effectively enshrining the right to abortion within the state’s constitution. This move counters the trend of tightening restrictions on reproductive rights following the U.S. Supreme Court’s overruling of Roe v. Wade.

“Tonight, Americans once again voted to protect their fundamental freedoms – and democracy won,” Biden wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Issue 1, the ballot measure, has been the most closely observed race in these off-year elections. Its success is a significant indicator of the public’s stance on abortion, which may influence the political landscape in upcoming national elections.

Nationally, groups from both sides of the abortion debate have invested heavily in the Ohio campaign, recognizing its broader implications for future abortion-related legislation across the country.

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