In Ohio, the following restrictions were in effect as of May 1, 2018
- A woman MUST receive state-directed counseling that includes information designed to discourage her from having an abortion and then wait 24 hours before the procedure in provided. Counseling must be provided in person and must take place before the waiting period begins, thereby necessitating two trips to the facility. ORC info
- Health plans offered in the state's health exchange under the Affordable Care Act and in policies for public employees, can only cover abortion in cases of life endangerment, rape or incest.
- Medication abortion must be provided using FDA protocol. The use of telemedicine to administer medication abortion is prohibited.
- The parent of a minor must consent before an abortion is provided. ORC info
- Public funding is available for abortion only in cases of life endangerment, rape or incest.
- Most women will undergo an ultrasound before obtaining an abortion; since the provider must test for a fetal heartbeat. The woman will be offered the option to view the image. ORC info
- The courts cannot order an abortion. ORC info
- An abortion cannot be performed or elected because the child may have down syndrome. ORC info
Greater Toledo Right To LIFE has had many legislative accomplishments since actively engaging a lobbyist in Columbus.
In summary from 2016 to current: