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Ohio Senate Set To Vote On Latest Abortion Restrictions

Abortion protesters at the Ohio Statehouse.
Jo Ingles
Statehouse News Bureau
Abortion protesters at the Ohio Statehouse.

An Ohio Senate committee has paved the way for the two controversial bills to hit the chamber floor on Wednesday. Both would put restrictions on doctors performing those procedures.

One bill requires doctors to tell medication abortion patients about a controversial procedure known as abortion reversal.

Under this bill, women receiving the two pills that cause abortion will be told they can reverse it by taking progesterone after taking the first pill. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says that method is not based on science and could be dangerous.

The other bill mandates doctors report if a fetus isn’t completely destroyed via abortion and requires them to preserve it or face penalties.

Earlier this year, Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill that bans abortions as early as six weeks. A federal court put that on hold in July. These two bills would also likely face legal scrutiny if passed into law.

Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.