Proposed State Abortion Bill Based On Disputed Science

May 14, 2019

Backers of the abortion pill reversal bill on Statehouse steps
Credit Jo Ingles / Statehouse News Bureau

A new bill at the Statehouse would require doctors to provide information to women receiving a medication abortion on how they could reverse the procedure.

Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports. 

A medication abortion involves two pills. Supporters of this bill say the process can be reversed after the first pill by taking progesterone instead of the second. Though the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says there’s no science to support this, Republican Senator Peggy Lehner, who is strongly anti-abortion, says 700 pregnancies have been brought to full term using this process.


“That tells me all I need to know at this point.”


Stephanie Craddock Sherwood, Executive Director of Women Have Options, opposes the bill.


“Making doctors say this, which is not real science, it confuses people and it stigmatizes their decision.”


Ohio Right to Life supports the bill. So do many majority Republican lawmakers.