The Black Women Who Fought for Ohio’s Historic Abortion Win

Voters recently approved a constitutional amendment guaranteeing access to abortion—thanks, in part, to the Ohio Women’s Alliance.

NOV 21, 2023

This year, on November 7, Ohio voters made history. In a statewide vote, constituents approved a constitutional amendment that will guarantee access to abortion and other reproductive health care, making it the seventh state in the nation where voters have protected abortion access since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last June, per the Associated Press. The victory came just a few months after a special election in which Ohio voters also rejected a Republican-backed measure that would’ve made changing the state’s constitution even more difficult—a move many believed was a deliberate attempt to derail the proposed amendment.