How did the overturning of Roe v. Wade affect abortion access in the state of Ohio? If you live in Ohio and are considering abortion, here is what to know about abortion laws in your state to give you clarity about your next step.
The Overturning of Roe v. Wade Explained
June 24, 2022, was a day unexpected by many, as abortion has been widely protected as a constitutional right since the original Supreme Court ruling in 1973.
In June, the law that the Supreme Court once ruled as a constitutional right for women, was overturned. This means that it is now up to the states to decide laws regarding abortion. Some states are more restrictive than others.
How Does it Affect OH?
Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe, Ohio now prohibits abortion if the heartbeat can be detected by the abortion provider. There are exceptions in the cases of life endangerment or severely compromised health of the woman. It’s also important to note that abortion through telemedicine is illegal as well.
What’s My Next Step?
If you are considering abortion and are thinking of traveling out of state for an abortion, you will first need to take some essential steps. First, get lab-quality pregnancy testing to be sure of your pregnancy test results.
Next, an ultrasound is needed to confirm that your body is accepting the pregnancy. An ultrasound will confirm how far along you are and also alert you to any pregnancy complications like ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage.
You are not alone. At Ivy Women’s Center, we offer no-cost pregnancy testing and ultrasounds so you can be sure about where your pregnancy stands and what options are available to you. Talk with our team in a safe and confidential environment about your pregnancy options today.