Ohio Bill Prohibiting Abortion on ‘Unborn Child’ with Down Syndrome (HB 135)
This law was last updated on Mar 14, 2017
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.