“Ohio has rejected a Republican motion to make it harder to change the state’s constitution – a move seen as a defeat for anti-abortion groups.
“The Republican-controlled state legislature had hoped to raise the bar for constitutional amendments to 60% instead of a simple majority.
“It was largely seen as a move to derail a planned referendum to place abortion rights into the constitution.
“President Joe Biden called it a victory for democracy and for women.
“The Republican-backed move was a “blatant attempt to weaken voters’ voices and further erode the freedom of women to make their own health care decisions”, Mr Biden said.”
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