Legislation: Ohio House Bill 357 – Remove Abortion Waiting Period
Bill: House Bill 357 (full text)Title: Remove Abortion Waiting-Period Limitations and Certain Notice Requirements
Sponsors: Representatives Johnson, G. and Smith
Co-Sponsors: Representatives Slesnick, Howse, Lepore-Hagan, Fedor, Bishoff, and Celebrezze
Bill Analysis: This bill would remove the current waiting-period restrictions that are in place for a woman seeking an abortion. It would also repeal the requirements to notify a woman’s relative, custodian, or guardian, if the woman seeking the abortion is pregnant, unmarried, a minor, and unemancipated.
Status: Introduced in the House on October 6, 2015. Referred in the House Community and Family Advancement Committee on October 26, 2015.