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NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio believes that all women should have the right make their own personal decisions about their reproductive health care and that abortion should be a safe and legal option for all women.

Seven abortion clinics (ambulatory surgical centers) are currently open in Ohio. One additional clinic provides medication abortion services. Additional clinics in neighboring states also provide care.

Scroll down for clinic website links.

Ohio Laws:

  • Require that a patient have two in-person appointments with the provider. The first appointment is a state mandated biased counseling session and ultrasound tests to date the pregnancy and determine if a fetal heartbeat is detectable. The heartbeat detection process has no medical need, it is simply a mandate forced upon the patient by the state of Ohio. The state mandated materials used in the counseling session is biased and intended to shame those seeking abortion care. The second appointment is for the abortion procedure. If you have questions about this process or questions about the medical procedure itself please ask the clinic when you call to make an appointment. They are happy to help you navigate the process.
  • These two appointments must be with the same doctor who will provide the abortion care.
  • Ohio law requires parental consent before a minor can get an abortion. If a minor cannot obtain parental consent they can go through a judicial bypass process. This process happens in the county court, and must happen in the county in which the minor lives or a county adjacent (next to) the county in which the minor lives.

You can call the clinic for more information, and they can help walk you through the process.

Michigan Laws:

  • A woman must receive state-directed counseling that includes information designed to discourage her from having an abortion, and then wait 24 hours before the procedure is provided.
  • Private insurance policies cover abortion only in cases of life endangerment, unless individuals purchase an optional rider at an additional cost.
  • Health plans offered in the state’s health exchange under the Affordable Care Act can only cover abortion if the woman’s life is endangered, unless individuals purchase an optional rider at an additional cost.
  • Abortion is covered in insurance policies for public employees only in cases of life endangerment, unless individuals purchase an optional rider at an additional cost.
  • The use of telemedicine to administer medication abortion is prohibited.
  • The parent of a minor must consent before an abortion is provided.
  • Public funding is available for abortion only in cases of life endangerment, rape or incest.

Pennsylvania Laws:

  • A woman must receive state-directed counseling that includes information designed to discourage her from having an abortion, and then wait 24 hours before the procedure is provided.
  • Health plans offered in the state’s health exchange under the Affordable Care Act can only cover abortion if the woman’s life is endangered, or in cases of rape or incest, unless individuals purchase an optional rider at an additional cost.
  • Abortion is covered in insurance policies for public employees only in cases of life endangerment, rape or incest.
  • The parent of a minor must consent before an abortion is provided.
  • Public funding is available for abortion only in cases of life endangerment, rape or incest.
    The state prohibits abortions performed for the purpose of sex selection.