November general election results project voters in Ohio have approved abortion protection in the state, as 21 News political analyst Dr. Bill Binning called the race at about 8:15 Tuesday evening. 

If the projected passage of State Issue 1 prevails, women will be able to make and carry out their own reproductive decisions. 

A "yes" vote means Ohio's constitution will need to be amended or changed to reflect the people's vote.

"Issue 1 would give greater legal protection to abortion rights," Case Western Reserve University Law Professor Jonothan Entin said. 

Issue 1  is a constitutional amendment designed to withhold the state from imposing stricter abortion standards, according to legal experts. 

"I think the passage of Issue One will mean that one, Ohio's extreme six-week ban on abortion, with no exceptions for rape or incest, would no longer be enforceable," Dan Kobil, Capital University Law professor said, "Two, I think it will give physicians clarity on how they are permitted to treat their patients."

The amendment provides the right to an abortion at any point in a woman's pregnancy unless there is fetal viability. In other words, under Issue 1, women can get an abortion until a doctor determines there is a likelihood of survival out of the womb. The timetable of viability varies and can range from around 22 to 24 weeks, per experts. 

"After that point, an abortion would only be allowed if a doctor determined that it was necessary to protect the patient's life or health," Jessie Hill, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development of Case Western Reservice University School of Law said, "This is actually very similar to the standard that was in effect under Roe v. Wade."

Issue 1 could be challenged in a variety of ways, but once the amendment is adopted, Kobil and Entin said that will make it more difficult for the legislature to pass new abortion restrictions because the legislature will have to satisfy the standards that the amendment lays down.

"We know that the Ohio legislature for a long time has been pretty skeptical of abortion rights," Entin said, "Their option is to go back to the voters and either try to pass a new constitutional amendment that repeals Issue 1, or an amendment that cuts back on issue one, in some ways."

Experts said it is likely the state will uphold certain reproductive laws, such as a ban on abortion after viability unless there are fatal circumstances.

Moving forward under Issue 1, Kobil said the state can potentially step in to make adjustments if those changes are based both on medical evidence and further protection of a woman's health and safety.