Ohio Democrats see abortion restrictions as an opening against DeWine

Jul 7, 2022

CLEVELAND — When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last month, Ohio’s previously unconstitutional “heartbeat bill” that effectively bans most abortions snapped into place.

For Republicans, including Gov. Mike DeWine, an abortion-rights foe who signed the bill into law, it was a political victory. But the decision also handed Democrats in an increasingly red state an energizing cause matched by bipartisan public opinion as they aim to unseat DeWine this November.

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