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Counseling Ban/Gag Rule

The health department may not award grants for women's health services that will be used for abortion services, counseling or referrals, except in a medical emergency.  A family-planning program receiving such funds must be organized so that any provision of abortion services is physically and financially separate from the provision of other services.  Ohio Rev. Code. Ann. § 3701.046 (Enacted 2006); Ohio Admin. Code § 3701-68-01(B).

The health department may not use funds appropriated for genetics services to counsel or refer for abortion services, except in a medical emergency.  H.B. 119, 127th Gen. Assem., § 3701.511 (Enacted 2007). 

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