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Legislation.

Read below for the latest information on legislation in the 133rd Ohio General Assembly, which stared January 2019 and will end in December 2020. 

Blue background designates a bill PPAO opposes.

Pink background designates a bill PPAO supports.

Follow the provided links for more information on each of these bills.

Senate Bill 23: The Six-Week Abortion Ban

Prohibit abortion if detectable heartbeat. Will ban abortion at around six weeks, before most people know that they are pregnant.

Status: The Ohio House voted and passed the bill on 4/10/2019. Governor Mike DeWine signed the bill into law on 4/11/2019. 90 days have to pass before the bill goes into effect in Ohio. The ACLU of Ohio has vowed to challenge the law in court with Preterm-Cleveland, Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region, and the Women’s Med Center of Dayton named as plaintiffs in the upcoming lawsuit.

Senate Bill 27: Medical Tissue Disposal Bill

Regards disposition of fetal remains from surgical abortion. Bill seeks to impose burial rituals on people who had an abortion, requiring them to choose between cremation and burial.

Status: On 4/9/2019 the Ohio House Civil Justice Committee heard sponsor testimony for the bill. The bill has already passed out of the Ohio Senate and will now have to go through the legislative process in the Ohio House, starting with committee hearings.

House Bill 90: Miseducation and Misinformation Bill

The bill would require the Ohio Department of Health and Board of Education to implement a costly, abstinence-only instructional program in schools and health care facilities that would include public posting of misleading anti-abortion propaganda.

Status: On 4/9/2019 the bill received a third hearing in the Ohio House Health Committee.

House Bill 182: Insurance Abortion Ban

Bill seeks to ban insurance companies, including employee benefit plans, in the state from offering coverage for abortion care.

Status: On 4/3/2019 State Representative John Becker (R-Clermont County) introduced the bill, which was referred to the Ohio House Insurance Committee.

House Bill 68: The Six Week Abortion Ban

Prohibit abortion if detectable heartbeat.

Status: First hearing in Ohio Health Committee held on 2/26/2019