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Ohio Voters Evenly Divided On “Heartbeat” Ban

Robin Marty

Unsurprisingly, Republicans and higher income voters approve the ban more than Democrats and lower income voters.

Ohio “Heartbeat” ban backer Janet Porter often tells her supporters and the legislature that the ban is one of the few areas where all people, regardless of political party, agree.

But the latest polling from Quinnipiac Poll shows that this just isn’t true.

Via The Toledo Blade:

The Ohio electorate is nearly evenly divided over the so-called Heartbeat Bill, a measure that would give the state the most restrictive abortion law in the nation, according to the latest Quinnipiac Poll released Thursday.

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“Abortion remains perhaps the most divisive issue in the nation, and there is an almost even split among Ohio voters over the fetal heartbeat bill,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

“Despite a partisan split over the issue, where Republicans support the measure 2-1 while Democrats oppose it 2-1, lower-income voters, who tend to be Democrats, support the bill while high-income voters, who tend to be Republican, oppose it,” he said.

Also according to the article, “Supporters argue that the detection of a heartbeat is the best indicator that a fetus is likely to be carried to full term,” which goes to show that they have probably never spoken to a woman who has had a miscarriage, ever.

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