What abortion rights victory in Ohio says about possible measure in Arizona

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 11:26am

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Button with state of Arizona that says "Arizona for abortion access"
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Healthcare Rising Arizona seeks to gather signatures from voters at the Arizona State Fair to add abortion access to the general election ballot in 2024.

Ohio voters enshrined abortion rights in their state Constitution by a large margin this week. And, with a nearly identical measure in the works in Arizona, the victory has abortion rights advocates like Jodi Ligget sounding pretty hopeful. 

"Voters in Ohio sent a pretty clear message," said Ligget to Capitol Media Services. "They think that it's fine for people to have a right to an abortion. And I think people who believe that now realize that they're in the majority."

Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services joined the show to discuss his conversation with Liggett and the realization in the political world that even in a red state like Ohio, abortion rights are changing the political game.

Howard Fischer
Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
Howard Fischer

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