Ohio Passes Law Limiting Abortions for Minors
Ohio Governor John Kasich on Friday signed into law House Bill 63, creating further restrictions on minors if they seek an abortion without parental consent. The new law puts several conditions in place, advancing the former law of making a minor receive a judge’s consent to have an abortion without parental notification. Now, judges may only permit abortion in cases where they have “clear and convincing evidence” that the abortion is in the best interest of the young woman after a hearing on the record. The hearing must be held within five days after petitioning the court for an abortion.