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Ohio Bill Regarding Final Disposition of Aborted Fetuses (SB 254)

This law was last updated on Nov 19, 2018


State

Ohio

Number

SB 254

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Dec 14, 2015

Sponsors

Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 1

Topics

Fetal Tissue, Human Embryo and Fetal Research, Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers

Full Bill Text

www.legislature.ohio.gov

SB 254 would require fetal remains from an abortion procedure to be cremated or buried. The pregnant woman would be required to make the determination in writing. If the pregnant woman is a minor, parental consent would be required for the final disposition of the aborted fetus.

Under this bill, abortion facilities would be required to pay the costs of the cremation or burial, unless the final disposition involves “extraordinary expense.” Any extraordinary expenses would be paid by the pregnant woman.

Whoever knowingly violates this provision would be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Facility Requirements

Abortion facilities would be required to document the final disposition and maintain documentation indicating the date and method chosen.

Abortion facilities would be required to have written policies and procedures regarding cremation or burial of fetal remains in the facility.

STATUS

Companion bill to HB 417.


People

Primary Sponsor