Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Contact: Aileen Day [email protected]
House Bill 378, The Medical Misinformation Act, First Hearing Today
Columbus, Ohio — Today was the first hearing for House Bill 378. If passed, this bill would force trusted health care providers to spread more misinformation about abortion care, claiming that you can interrupt the medication abortion process. Medication abortion is a safe and effective way of ending a pregnancy. It is a combination of two medications that are safer than Tylenol.
Statement from Aileen Day, Director of Communications of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio:
"Patients need medically accurate information, not state-mandated deception, pressure, or shame.
This bill is a blatant attempt to deceive patients and push an anti-abortion agenda. People seeking abortion care need information based on research and science not scripts dictated by politicians. Patients should be treated with dignity and respect and be provided with medically accurate information.”
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) does not recommend the practice, stating that “claims of medication abortion reversal are not supported by the body of scientific evidence, and this approach is not recommended in ACOG’s clinical guidance on medication abortion.”
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio supports advocacy for reproductive health and reproductive rights, including grassroots organizing, community education, and lobbying. www.ppao.org