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).