Ohio

In December 2016, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed an unconstitutional 20-week ban on abortion. This bill would ban all abortions at 20 weeks post-fertilization and contains only a narrow exception for medical emergencies to “prevent the death of the pregnant woman or to avoid the serious risk of the substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function.” This bill excludes mental health from the exceptions and contains no exceptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. It goes one step further than other 20-week bans by placing the burden on the physician to prove that an abortion performed past 20 weeks falls within the narrow exceptions of the bill. The ban will be in effect March 14, 2017.

Restrictions: 
Unconstitutionally limits abortion by gestational age after viability
Prohibits later abortion except to preserve a woman's life or physical (but not mental) health

Ohio

Enacted legislation:

In December 2016, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed an unconstitutional 20-week ban on abortion. This bill would ban all abortions at 20 weeks post-fertilization and contains only a narrow exception for medical emergencies to “prevent the death of the pregnant woman or to avoid the serious risk of the substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function.” This bill excludes mental health from the exceptions and contains no exceptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. It goes one step further than other 20-week bans by placing the burden on the physician to prove that an abortion performed past 20 weeks falls within the narrow exceptions of the bill. The ban will be in effect March 14, 2017.

Pending legislation: N/A
Restrictions: Unconstitutionally limits abortion by gestational age after viability | Prohibits later abortion except to preserve a woman's life or physical (but not mental) health

Legislative news

Sep 30, 2015:

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