Ohio abortion issue facing pushback despite polling support
Ohio voters will get the chance to decide the fate of reproduction rights come November.
Issue One is getting major pushback from both the church and the state, but it seems voters support the measure.
A USA Today and Suffolk University survey found 58% of respondents supported the amendment that would ensure reproductive rights. Polling from Baldwin Wallace University found that 59% of respondents were for the constitutional guarantee for abortion.
We spoke with Ohio's Democratic Chair on 21 News at Five about why she feels this ballot measure is so important.
"We know that Ohio voters overwhelmingly support women's healthcare freedom and that no one wants politicians inserting themselves into their doctor's office to make those choices," Ohio Democratic Chair Liz Walters told 21 News.
Walters said the proposed measure will give access to abortion protections for women in cases of rape or incest.
It would also expand healthcare access to birth control and IVF treatments.