The Ohio Senate has added language to the state budget that would shutter abortion clinics in Ohio. They’re making it impossible for abortion providers to get unnecessary bureaucratic approvals and documents that DO NOT improve patient care.
This vicious cycle was created by the 2013 state budget. It works like this:
- The abortion provider is forced by the state to get a medically unnecessary transfer agreement, but they can’t get it from a public hospital.
- The private hospitals all deny requests for transfer agreements because the hospital owners are anti-choice.
- The state closes the abortion provider because they couldn’t get a transfer agreement.
The 2015 state budget was changed to make the rules even harder for abortion providers. It will now be impossible for abortion providers to stay open in Dayton and Toledo, with other cities at risk as well.
Help build a pro-choice Ohio. Every day, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio fights to protect access to the full range of reproductive health care options—including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and safe & legal abortion care. We educate the public about the real threat to women’s healthcare posed by anti-choice legislation and policies. We mobilize pro-choice Ohioans to take political action to defend reproductive rights. And we are the voice for Ohio’s abortion clinics, helping them navigate the increasingly hostile climate created by extremist groups. But we need your help. As a member organization, we rely on your financial support to fund our important legislative, educational, and grassroots activities.