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How Anti-Choice Laws Block Abortion Access in Ohio

Anti-choice politicians are doing everything they can to stop women from accessing abortion in the state.

Grade

Ohio's grade on choice-related laws:

Methodology

Access Fact

91 percent of Ohio counties have no abortion clinic*

*Note: Because the most recent nationwide data are from 2011, and anti-choice restrictions have gone into effect in Ohio since, the current percentage of counties with no abortion clinic may be greater. As of December 2014, several media outlets have reported that only eight abortion clinics remain open in the state.

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

Ohio restricts insurance coverage of abortion for some individuals.
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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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