There has been much uncertainty about what it means for women’s rights and healthcare after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
If you are scared and pregnant, know that your well-being is our top priority. Pregnancy Decision Health Centers (PDHC) offer confidential and non-judgmental support as you navigate your pregnancy.
Is Abortion Illegal In the States?
The Overturning of Roe v. Wade did not make abortion illegal throughout the United States. Instead, it gave each state the power to determine its regulations on the issue of elective abortions.
Abortion Restrictions Post-Roe
Roe v. Wade was originally passed in 1973 when the U.S. Constitution established a right to privacy, federally protecting every woman who wanted an elective abortion.
The Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case of 2022 called Roe v. Wade into question five decades later. The Supreme Court then decided that the constitution did not confer a right to abortion.
June 2022 changed everything, the Court overturned their original decision, and it shocked many. State governments now make decisions regarding abortion laws in their territories.
Abortion in Ohio
After the overturning of Roe v. Wade on June 27th, 2022, a six-week ban bill was enacted in the state of Ohio. This bill restricted abortion about the time a heartbeat is detected.
However, as of October 2022, abortion is legal until 22 weeks, as the six-week ban has been blocked. A judge has placed an injunction on this ban, and a lawsuit against it proceeds.
What’s Next for You?
If you are considering abortion, it’s important to take a couple of steps before making your final decision. You owe it to yourself to know where your pregnancy stands.
A positive pregnancy test indicates pregnancy, but only a doctor can confirm pregnancy. PDHC can provide you with an initial or verifying pregnancy test if you are unsure about a home pregnancy test result.
An ultrasound may be offered at our facility after a confirming pregnancy test and consultation. Ultrasounds confirm how far along you are and if you are experiencing any potential pregnancy complications. Certain pregnancy complications could eliminate the option of abortion.
Our nurses and trained specialists can answer any questions you might have about your pregnancy and the options available to you. Schedule an appointment today to move forward in your pregnancy journey.