With the overturning of Roe v. Wade since June 2022, stricter abortion restrictions have been put in place in states across the U.S. It can be difficult to know what is fact from fiction.
In 1973 the Supreme Court made abortion a legal right for women, as a part of their constitutional rights. June 2022 changed this as it overturned this law, giving the states the power to choose what type of abortion access they give women within their state.
Abortion in Ohio
In Ohio, abortion was restricted right after Roe was overturned with a 6-week ban, except for cases of life endangerment or severely compromised health.
In September of 2022, a judge temporarily blocked the state’s ban on abortion after six weeks of pregnancy. The final decision as to the number of weeks of gestation in which abortion will be legal in Ohio is before the Supreme Court of the State of Ohio. There is no known time frame for that decision.
What to Know About Abortion
Abortion is a medical procedure, and just like any other medical procedure, it comes with its own risks. There are two types of abortion procedures: medical abortion and surgical. Your eligibility for either will be based on how far along you are, which can only be confirmed with an ultrasound.
Along with the physical and health risks, emotional and psychological effects may be experienced long after the procedure.
While it’s ultimately up to you to decide what’s next in your pregnancy, know that you are not alone. Our compassionate staff and volunteers are here to help you get answers about your pregnancy in order to empower you to best protect your health.
It’s vital to have as much information as possible before you schedule the abortion. While we do not perform or refer for abortions, we can verify your pregnancy with no-cost pregnancy testing and an ultrasound. Plus, we can discuss abortion procedures and your other options.
Schedule an appointment at Hope Rising today. We want you to make a confident and empowered choice for your future.