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Ohio 24 Hour Law
Ohio’s 24 Hour Informed Consent Law requires that women receive certain information at least 24 hours before an abortion in a face to face meeting with a physician. We will provide this information during your Pre-Abortion Visit.
Our physician must explain the following:
We must also provide the following information at least 24 hours before each abortion
In addition, we must provide an opportunity for you to ask our physician questions about the abortion.
At the end of the visit, we will ask you to sign an Informed Consent stating you have been provided all the information above, that you consent to the abortion voluntarily and that you are not under the influence of any drugs or alcohol.
The law provides only one exception to the 24 Hour Informed Consent, an emergency posing an immediate danger to a woman’s health.
Ohio Minor Law
If you are under the age of 18, a parent, legal guardian or custodian must accompany you during the Pre-Abortion Visit. Ohio law requires that they provide their Informed Consent.
Exceptions for Minors
The law provides three exceptions for minors:
Ohio Viability Law
Ohio has a ban against abortions after a fetus has become viable. This law requires us to perform viability testing before undertaking an abortion on a fetus that is 20 or more weeks in gestation. We will perform this testing during a women’s preoperative visit. This testing is included in the usual Pre-Abortion Visit fee. We cannot commit to perform an abortion past 19 weeks gestation until this testing is performed and the physician determines that the fetus is not viable. There are no exceptions.