Republican state Reps. Kyle Koehler and Sarah Fowler Arthur of Ohio announced on Thursday that they are introducing a bill that would require doctors to tell women about the abortion pill reversal drug that can reverse the first pill taken durig a chemical abortion.
According to the Associated Press:
The legislation would require physicians who perform or induce a chemical abortion to inform a patient prior to, or soon after, taking the first of two pills used in the process that it may be possible to reverse the process….
It also would require the Ohio Department of Health to provide information on its website about “abortion pill reversal.”
“Women deserve to have all relevant medical information provided to them when making healthcare decisions,” Koehler said in a release. “This bill does not require women to reverse their abortions. Instead, this legislation provides scientific and proven medical information to mothers in crisis.”
According to the AP, “Six states — Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Nebraska, South Dakota and Utah — have similar requirements in place, while laws in Indiana, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Tennessee have been blocked by legal challenges, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights. A similar law is taking effect this month in West Virginia.”