COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – One of two abortion-related measures being considered by Ohio lawmakers would require abortion providers to offer lifesaving care if an infant is born alive during an attempted abortion.
The other proposal would require that patients receiving medication abortions be told about the possibility of reversing that procedure – a possibility that opponents argue isn’t supported by reliable scientific evidence.
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio board member Anita Somani testified the proposal would force doctors like her to give patients medically unfounded information.
The bill’s sponsor, Republican Sen. Peggy Lehner of Kettering, says she worries women seeking abortions are receiving deceptive or incomplete information, including about possible reversals.
A Senate committee passed the two abortion-related measures Tuesday. They were slated for potential consideration by the full GOP-led Senate on Wednesday.