(Enacted) Ohio House Bill 214 - Down Syndrome Abortion

Prohibit abortion if unborn has or may have Down Syndrome.

SUMMARY:

  • Prohibits any person from performing, or attempting to perform, an abortion if the person seeking the abortion has any of the following:
    • A test result indicating Down syndrome in an unborn child;
    • A prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome in an unborn child; or
    • Any other reason to believe that the child has Down syndrome.
  • Provides a fourth degree felony to a person who performs or attempts to perform an abortion on the basis of Down Syndrome.

PRIMARY SPONSORS:

Representatives LaTourette, Merrin

SECONDARY SPONSORS:

Representatives Thompson, Becker, Antani, Butler, Koehler,
McColley**, Riedel, Wiggam, Keller, Brinkman, Faber, Goodman**, Hambley,
Retherford, Henne, Hood, Blessing, Schaffer, Ginter, Johnson, Anielski, Cupp,
Duffey, Greenspan, Hagan, Hill, Householder, Huffman, Kick, Lanese, Lang, Lipps,
Patton, Perales, Romanchuk, Smith, R., Sprague, Stein, Vitale, Young

** Indicates individual is no longer a member of the Ohio House of Representatives

Senators Hottinger, Balderson, Eklund, Hoagland, Huffman, LaRose, Lehner,
Obhof, Oelslager, Terhar, Uecker, Wilson

COMMITTEE:

House Health

Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid

COMPANION BILL:

SB 164

LINK TO BILL:

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA132-HB-214

LEGISLATION STATUS:

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-status?id=GA132-HB-214

BILL STATUS:

House Action

Introduced in the House on May 9, 2017

Referred to Committee on May 16, 2017

Committee Hearings on:

September 13, 2017

September 20, 2017

October 11, 2017

October 25, 2017

Reported out of Committee on October 25, 2017

Passed the House on November 1, 2017 by a vote of 63-30

Senate Action

Referred to Committee on November 15, 2017

Committee Hearing on December 12, 2017

Reported out of Committee on December 12, 2017

Passed the Senate on December 13, 2017

Governor's Action

Delivered to the Governor on December 15, 2017

Signed by the Governor on December 22, 2017

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