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Ohio residents cast votes on Issue 1 to add a ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected to the state constitution. The controversial proposal was rejected by voters in the state, with only 44% in favor and 56% opposed to the proposed amendment. Passionate voices on either side of the debate had argued intensely leading up to the vote, but in the end, a majority of Ohioans rejected the proposal. By a slim margin, women, minorities, and independents were critical to the initiative’s failure, highlighting the importance diverse perspectives are.