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What to Know About Ohio’s Election Regarding Women’s Rights and Abortion Access

The news surrounding Ohio’s abortion laws, and abortion laws across the United States, is evolving daily. If you have any questions about the latest abortion law information, please do not hesitate to call Adoptions With Love.

Ohio is the latest state to become the center of the highly controversial abortion debate. Ever since Roe v. Wade was overturned in June of 2022, various states around the country (such as Florida) have been restricting abortion access and limiting the reproductive rights of Americans. A recent Ohio election amplified the issue, bringing it into the national spotlight.

If you are living in Ohio, you may be wondering about the future of women’s rights and abortion access. Read on. In this guide, we will break down the latest Ohio election results, what may be on the horizon, and options available to those facing an unplanned pregnancy.

The Latest Ohio Election Results

Voters in Ohio have been making it clear they want abortion rights protected. In a special election held in August of 2023, Ohio overwhelmingly rejected a measure that would have made it more difficult to change the state’s constitution. Had it passed, the measure would have set up a fall campaign taking aim at restricting abortion rights. It was a resounding victory for healthcare advocates, but the fight is far from over.

A proposed constitutional amendment for Ohio is on the ballot this November. The new measure looks to protect abortion access for residents. Supporters of the bill claim it would preserve the right “to make and carry out one’s own reproductive decisions.” Opponents of this measure have been making claims that it would let minors end pregnancies without parental permission, trying to sway voters against it.

The good news is that this measure protecting abortion access in Ohio is expected to pass. According to a survey conducted in 2022 by AP VoteCast, 59% of Ohio voters believe abortion should generally be legal. The special election held in August of 2023 can also bring comfort to those worried about this upcoming Ohio election.

What it All Means for Women in Ohio

As of this writing, abortion in Ohio remains legal up until 22 weeks (about 5 months) of pregnancy. Pro-choice lawmakers are working to protect this right with the November election.

As of this writing, the November election has not yet been held. However, there is a promising future thanks to a potential bill that may be put in place protecting abortion access.

While the latest Ohio election results appear positive, there is cause for concern in the Buckeye State. There is a feeling of uncertainty across the entire country. Women’s health care and reproductive rights have seen regression over the past few years. Abortion access is just one example of the restrictions being placed on females living in the U.S.

Pregnant in Ohio? Get the Support You Need

At Adoptions With Love, we understand that facing an unplanned pregnancy is difficult and emotional. The very notion of potential changes to Ohio abortion laws can be daunting to those facing an unplanned pregnancy. We understand how hard it can be to understand your rights as an expectant/birth mother – particularly during such a challenging time.

You deserve support, no matter where you are in your pregnancy. Whether you are considering adoption or abortion, there are resources available to you.

Adoptions With Love believes in a woman’s right to choose what is best for her own life. We offer support for expectant/birth mothers at all stages of pregnancy. No matter your circumstances, you deserve to have choices when it comes to your body and your baby. As a private adoption agency in Ohio, we offer unbiased support and free education throughout the pregnancy and adoption journey.

If you decide adoption is right for you, we can help. We can discuss your options as an expectant/birth mother in Ohio and connect you with the resources you need to make the best possible decision for you and your child. We are here for you.

If you would like to learn more about adoption or your choices in this journey, do not hesitate to contact Adoptions With Love. We can discuss your options and will listen to you, free from judgment, pressure, and always free of charge, too.

Call us any time at 800-722-7731, text us confidentially at 617-777-0072, or contact us online. We can help you navigate the adoption journey every step of the way.