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Ohio

News & Updates

Anti-Choice Infighting

Abortion bans after six weeks, even before many know they're pregnant, are considered too extreme even by some in the anti-choice movement.

The Anti-Choice Agenda to Deny Information and Reproductive-Health Care

The CDC released a report on teen pregnancy, and called out how ineffective "abstinence-only" programs really are. But the anti-choice movement doesn't stop at withholding information. They're blocking access to health care and closing clinics.

Grade

Ohio's grade on choice-related laws:

Methodology

Access Fact

91 percent of Ohio counties have no abortion provider

Methodology

Source: Guttmacher Institute

State Affiliate

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio
choice@prochoiceohio.org
Website
Facebook page
Twitter: @ProChoiceOH
Phone: 216.283.2180
Fax: 216.283.2184

Political Info and Laws in Brief

Executives

  • Governor John Kasich (R) is anti-choice.

Legislature

  • The Ohio House is anti-choice.
  • The Ohio Senate is anti-choice.

ANTI-CHOICE LAWS

Abortion Ban

Ohio bans a safe abortion procedure.
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Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay

Ohio law subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
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Counseling Ban/Gag Rule

Ohio prohibits certain state employees and organizations receiving state funds from counseling or referring women for abortion services.
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Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Ohio has a "Choose Life" license-plate program, funds CPCs directly, and refers women to CPCs.
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Insurance Prohibition for Abortion

Ohio restricts insurance coverage of abortion for some individuals.
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Other Anti-Choice Law

Ohio has an unconstitutional and unenforceable law that restricts access to mifepristone.
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Refusal to Provide Medical Services

Ohio allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

Ohio restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

Ohio law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental consent.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

Ohio subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
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PRO-CHOICE LAWS

Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning

Ohio provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
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OTHER RELEVANT LAWS

Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Ohio restricts post-viability abortion.
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