Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Quinnipiac Poll: Ohio Voters Divided Over Anti-Abortion Bill
Backers of an Ohio bill that would impose the nation’s strictest abortion limit are pointing to its support among Republican voters as one reason the GOP-controlled Senate should pass the measure.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday shows Republicans favor the so-called heartbeat bill 2-to-1. Ohio voters overall are almost evenly divided – 45 percent support the measure, while 46 percent oppose it.
The bill would outlaw abortions at the first detectable fetal heartbeat, sometimes as early as six weeks into pregnancy. It passed the GOP-led Ohio House in June and has been pending in the state Senate.
The measure’s opponents say the split among voters shows why the divisive issue should be shelved.
The survey of 1,610 Ohio voters has a margin of error of 2.4 percentage points.