Ohio House Bill 565, introduced March 19, 2018, regards the abolition of abortion in the State of Ohio and the protection of unborn humans.
New anti-abortion bill introduced to Ohio legislation
In 1973, Roe v. Wade, a supreme court case dealing with the legality of abortion in the United States set the precedent for reproduction rights in America. The case ended in a 7-2 decision in favor of allowing women the right to getting an abortion. A decision which has since prompted a national debate.
The Ohio Department of Health’s annual report of induced abortions shows that there has been a steady decline in abortion in Ohio since 1997 with 2016 having the lowest number of reported induced abortions since department began tracking in 1976.
Adoption as another option
For pregnant women who are not ready to parent a child, adoption has always been a viable option. Adoption helps the birth mother give her child a good life, and it gives adoptive parents a chance to achieve a life-long dream.
Ohio advocacy groups voice their opinions on HB 565
House Bill 565 (HB 565), introduced March 19, would prohibit all abortions in the state. This includes instances of rape, incest or danger to the woman’s life.
Opinion: college women
Crystal Smith speaks with two women from Kent State University, Nicole Deertz and Mackenzie Deertz, about their position on HB 565.