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HB 78 - Restrictions on Abortions - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (22-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Restrictions on Abortions

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that bans the abortion of a fetus if it is determined to be viable, except in cases where an abortion is necessary to prevent the death or risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function of the pregnant woman.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the performance or attempted performance of an abortion, except in the case of a medical emergency, after the beginning of week 20 of gestation unless the physician determines that the fetus is not viable (Sec. 1).
  • Defines "viable" as the stage of development of a human fetus at which, based upon the reasonable judgment of a physician, there is a realistic possibility that life can be maintained or nourished outside of the womb, with or without temporary artificial life-sustaining support (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that terminating or attempting to terminate a human pregnancy after viability is a felony of the fourth degree, and that a physician who does so will have his or her license to practice in the state revoked (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the physician to determine, before performing or attempting to perform an abortion, if the unborn child is viable, and specifies that failure to do so is a misdemeanor of the fourth degree, punishable by the suspension of the physician's license for at least 6 months (Sec. 1).
  • Requires physicians to perform abortions in a hospital or other health care facility that has appropriate neonatal services for premature infants (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the abortion shall not be considered necessary on the basis of a claim or diagnosis that death or substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function will occur because of any condition related to the pregnant woman's mental health (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (65-33) - (Key vote)

Title: Restrictions on Abortions

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that bans the abortion of a fetus if it is determined to be viable, except in cases where an abortion is necessary to prevent the death or risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function of the pregnant woman.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the performance or attempted performance of an abortion, except in the case of a medical emergency, after the beginning of week 20 of gestation unless the physician determines that the fetus is not viable (Sec. 1).
  • Defines "viable" as the stage of development of a human fetus at which, based upon the reasonable judgment of a physician, there is a realistic possibility that life can be maintained or nourished outside of the womb, with or without temporary artificial life-sustaining support (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that terminating or attempting to terminate a human pregnancy after viability is a felony of the fourth degree, and that a physician who does so will have his or her license to practice in the state revoked (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the physician to determine, before performing or attempting to perform an abortion, if the unborn child is viable, and specifies that failure to do so is a misdemeanor of the fourth degree, punishable by the suspension of the physician's license for at least 6 months (Sec. 1).
  • Requires physicians to perform abortions in a hospital or other health care facility that has appropriate neonatal services for premature infants (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the abortion shall not be considered necessary on the basis of a claim or diagnosis that death or substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function will occur because of any condition related to the pregnant woman's mental health (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Restrictions on Abortions

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • Richard N. Adams (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Adams (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron Amstutz (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William G. 'Bill' Batchelder (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter A. Beck (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Terry Blair (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Louis W. Blessing Jr. (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Terry R. Boose (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Danny R. Bubp (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Jim' Buchy (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David E. 'Dave' Burke (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John A. Carey Jr. (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Courtney Eric Combs (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Margaret 'Margy' Conditt (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David T. Daniels (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Timothy 'Tim' Derickson (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael D. 'Mike' Dovilla (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Denise Driehaus (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Keith L. Faber (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Randall L. 'Randy' Gardner (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bruce W. Goodwin (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Timothy J. Grendell (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Cheryl L. Grossman (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert D. 'Bob' Hackett (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David L. 'Dave' Hall (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William C. 'Bill' Hayes (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Clifford K. 'Cliff' Hite (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jay Hottinger (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Matt Huffman (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Shannon Jones (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Casey Kozlowski (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron Maag (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jarrod B. Martin (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jeffrey A. 'Jeff' McClain (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Todd M. McKenney (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert P. 'Bob' Mecklenborg (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Craig Newbold (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas E. 'Tom' Niehaus (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas F. 'Tom' Patton (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob Peterson (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Timothy O. 'Tim' Schaffer (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara R. Sears (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William J. 'Bill' Seitz (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lynn Charles Slaby (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Todd A. Snitchler (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter Stautberg (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lynn R. Wachtmann (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark D. Wagoner Jr. (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher R. 'Chris' Widener (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jason H. Wilson (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
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