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· November 19, 2013

Legislation: Ohio House Bill 351 – Prohibit Abortion Coverage

Bill: House Bill 351 (full text, official bill analysis) Title: Prohibit Abortion Coverage Sponsors: Representative Becker Co-Sponsors: Representatives Hood, Adams, J., Young, Buchy Bill Analysis:  This bill would prohibit insurers from offering coverage for abortions.  This would include coverage of abortions when the mother’s life was in danger or the pregnancy was the result of rape or incest. The only exception when coverage would be allowed would be in the case of an ectopic pregnancy.  The bill defines abortion services as including “drugs or devices used to prevent the implantation of a fertilized ovum.” This may impact insurers’ coverage of birth control. Status:  The bill was introduced in the House on November 13, 2013. Received hearings in the House.

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