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Ohio Bill Could Ban Most Abortions

The Ohio legislature advanced a bill that could ban abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy, which is before many women even know they're pregnant.

Hodges' Confirmation Puts Ohio Women at Risk

The Ohio Senate voted to approve the nomination of Rick Hodges to lead the Ohio Department of Health. Gov. Kasich picked Hodges to carry out his regulatory witch hunt against abortion providers.


Ohio's grade on choice-related laws:


Access Fact

91 percent of Ohio counties have no abortion clinic


Source: Guttmacher Institute

State Affiliate

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio
Facebook page
Twitter: @ProChoiceOH
Phone: 216.283.2180
Fax: 216.283.2184

Political Info and Laws in Brief


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


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


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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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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Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Ohio restricts post-viability abortion.
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