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Ohio Bill Prohibiting Abortion on ‘Unborn Child’ with Down Syndrome (HB 135)

This law was last updated on Mar 14, 2017

This law is Anti–Choice




HB 135


Failed to Pass


Mar 25, 2015


Co-sponsors: 18
Primary Sponsors: 2
Total Sponsors: 20


Genetic Anomalies

Full Bill Text

HB 135 would prohibit a person from performing, inducing, or attempting to perform or induce an abortion on a pregnant individual who is seeking the abortion because of a test result indicating Down Syndrome in an “unborn child” or a prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome in an “unborn child.”

Anyone who violates this law would be guilty of a felony of the fourth degree.  A physician may have their medical license revoked by the state medical board and be liable in a civil action if they are found to have violated this provision.