At the time of this writing, the abortion pill can now be delivered through the United States Postal Service because of the Comstock Act.
However, while the abortion pill can be delivered by mail, there are still state laws you should be aware of. For example, in some states, the law stipulates that women must be in the presence of the prescribing clinician to receive the abortion pill drugs.
While legal debates continue, we can share the facts about abortion in Ohio as of January, 2023.
Ohio Abortion Laws
Abortion is legal in Ohio up until 21 weeks and 6 days of pregnancy. This is because a 6-week ban, also known as the Heartbeat Bill, is currently being challenged in courts and is not being enforced.
Since the abortion pill is FDA-approved for use in the first ten weeks of pregnancy, the abortion pill is currently legal in our state during its approved time.
Here are other Ohio abortion laws to keep in mind:
Parental Consent Law
If you are younger than 18 years old, you must have permission from a parent or legal guardian to receive an abortion in Ohio.
In the state of Ohio, patients must receive an ultrasound prior to their abortion procedure. This is to ensure patient safety as there are certain conditions (like ectopic pregnancy or how long you’ve been pregnant) that can mean you can’t take the abortion pill.
How We Can Help
We offer support, resources, and medical services to women facing unplanned pregnancies at our center. While we do not provide or refer for abortions, we can help you during your decision-making process.
We also provide free-of-charge ultrasounds to help you determine the location of your pregnancy (vital in case your pregnancy is ectopic) and how far along you are (important before taking the abortion pill).
If you are considering an abortion, protecting your health should be your number one priority. We can discuss potential risks of abortion and also offer STD testing so you are fully informed.
Schedule a free and confidential appointment at our center today.