Buckeye blitz: Abortion shapes Ohio politics months after voters guarantee access

The presidential primary season may be over with President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump heading for a rematch, but several down-ballot races are up for grabs that will determine control of Congress. Ohio’s primary on Tuesday decided which Republican will take on Democratic incumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown in November, as well as congressional contests key to the GOP House majority. This series, Buckeye Blitz, will examine the politics behind the races and the issues that will drive 2024 turnout. Part Four, below, looks at how the politics of abortion will carry into the 2024 cycle despite a ballot measure that enshrined access to the procedure.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio voters ended a bitter fight over abortion last year when they resoundingly approved a ballot measure guaranteeing access in the state constitution.

But the prospect of a national ban
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