Subscribe

11 states charging hard against abortion

Numerous governors are promoting new limits on abortion – or have already signed legislation. Here’s a rundown:

2. Ohio: Gov. John Kasich signs budget with significant abortion restrictions

On June 30, 2013, Governor Kasich (R) signed into law new restrictions on abortion. They include:

• A requirement that abortion clinics have a transfer agreement with a local hospital, but public hospitals are off limits. Many private hospitals have a religious affiliation and do not permit abortions.

• External ultrasound before an abortion is performed. If a fetal heartbeat is found, the doctor must inform the woman and provide information on family planning and adoption services. The doctor must also describe the physical characteristics of the fetus.

• Redefinition of fetus as “developing from the moment of conception,” rather than its implantation in the uterus.

• A requirement that the doctor tell the woman the likelihood that the fetus would survive to full term.

• Effective cutoff of $1.4 million in federal funds to Planned Parenthood by setting new priorities for which clinics can receive money.

• Funding for “crisis pregnancy centers,” which steer women away from abortion.

2 of 11

 
 
Make a Difference
Inspired? Here are some ways to make a difference on this issue.
FREE Newsletters
Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox.
 

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK