Ohio: the senate adopts a law banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy

Publié le 24 Jun, 2015

Following the example of South Carolina, Wisconsin and West Virginia, Ohio senators adopted a law on Friday (by 23 votes to 9) banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the only exception being if the mother’s life is in jeopardy.


Fourteen states have adopted a similar law.  In March, the Ohio Parliament adopted a draft law seeking to ban abortion after six weeks of pregnancy but, as was expected, the Senate rejected it.  Current legislation authorises abortion up to 24 weeks of pregnancy.



Reuters (24/06/2015)

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