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129th Ohio General Assembly (2011-2012)
HB 125
The "Heartbeat Bill"

To prohibit an abortion as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detectable.

Legislation Status Page:
House Bill 125

HB 63 / SB 8
Judicial Bypass

To make the judicial bypass process more difficult for a minor seeking abortion services.

Legislation Status Pages:
House Bill 63
Senate Bill 8

HB 63 was signed by the governor on 11/4/11 and became effective on 2/3/12.  There is no advocacy campaign for this issue at this time.

HB 78 / SB 72
Post-Viability Bans

To ban post-viability abortions.

Legislation Status Pages:
House Bill 78
Senate Bill 72
House Bill 7

HB 78 was signed by the governor on 7/20/11 and became effective on 10/20/11.  There is no advocacy campaign for this issue at this time.

HB 79
Insurance Prohibition

To prohibit qualified health plans from providing coverage for certain abortions.

Legislation Status Page:
House Bill 79

HB 79 was signed by the governor on 12/21/11 and became effective on 3/22/12.  There is no advocacy campaign for this issue at this time.
SCR 13
Birth Control Matters Resolution

To urge the Department of Health and Human Services to include all federally approved prescription contraceptive drugs and devices in the list of women's preventive health services that must be covered by new health insurance plans.

Legislation Status Page:
S.C.R. 13
The following legislation is opposed by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio:
The following legislation is supported by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio:
SB 190 / HB 281
The Ohio Prevention First Act

To create policies for pregnancy prevention, including comprehensive sex education, improving access to contraception through insurance and from pharmacists, and ensure access to emergency contraception for victims of sexual assault.

Legislation Status Pages:
Senate Bill 190
House Bill 281

HB 298 / SB 201
Defunding
Family Planning

To "prioritize" funding for family planning programs.

Legislation Status Pages:
House Bill 298
Senate Bill 201


HB 153
State Operating Budget

The 2012-2013 operating budget for the state of Ohio contained two provisions to restrict access to abortion.

HB 153 was signed by the governor on 6/30/11.  There is no advocacy campaign for this issue at this time.
SCR 15
Folic Acid For
Women

To express the General Assembly's support of increasing public awareness of and education on the importance of folic acid in the diets of women of childbearing age.

Legislation Status Page:
S.C.R. 15
SB 232 / HB 338
The Act for Our Children's Future

To establish comprehensive sexual health education and HIV/AIDS prevention education in public schools.







Legislation Status Pages:
Senate Bill 232
House Bill 338

SB 283 / HB 419
The Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies Act

To require that hospitals promptly provide Emergency Contraception to rape survivors.






Legislation Status Pages:
Senate Bill 283
House Bill 419

HCR 32
Crisis Pregnancy Centers

To recognize the so-called "contributions" of pregnancy resource centers.

Legislation Status Page:
H.C.R. 32
SCR 25 / HCR 34
Reproductive Rights Awareness Week

To recognize the week of January 22-28, 2012 as Reproductive Rights Awareness Week to encourage public awareness, conversation, and support for reproductive rights and justice.




Legislation Status Pages:
H.C.R. 34
S.C.R. 25
HCR 35 / SCR 26
Opposing Birth Control

To urge the President to rescind the rule requiring religious employers to provide contraceptive services.

Legislation State Pages:
H.C.R. 35
S.C.R.26
HB 487
Mid-Biennium Review

Amended to defund Planned Parenthood.  The amendment was removed in committee on April 24. 

Legislation Page:
House Bill 487
The following legislation is being monitored by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio:
HB 284
Regulating Physicians' Assistants

This bill was amended to stop physicians' assistants from being allowed to insert or remove Intrauterine Devices (IUDs).  The amendment was later removed.

Legislation Page (LSC):
House Bill 284

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HB 570
Prohibiting Abortions

To prohibit sex-selective abortions.

Legislation Status Page:
House Bill 570