At the end of 2020, the Ohio Legislature passed two pro-life pieces of legislation that were ultimately signed into Law by Governor Dewine. Senate Bill 27, the bill to ensure the Humane and proper Disposition of the Remains of an Unborn Baby killed by abortion, SB27 was the culmination of 2+ years of work by the Coalition and other pro-life groups in the State. The 2nd piece of legislation was SB 260, regarding Telehealth restrictions on abortion. This law requires that a physician be present when dispensing the abortion pill to women.
As of April 2021, both laws are being challenged in court. Click here for more on the challenge to SB27.
Other recently passed abortion laws have still not been implemented due to similar challenges, including bans on dilation and evacuation (D&E abortions), in cases where a fetal Down syndrome diagnosis is a factor; and on all abortions after detection of the first fetal heartbeat (the Heartbeat Bill).