Approved by House & Senate Leadership
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 25, 2015 (Cincinnati, OH): Tuesday evening the Ohio 2015-2016 budget was passed out of Conference Committee with several pro-life amendments.
These amendments include:
1) Definition of “local” following Toledo Capital Care Network abortion facility’s attempt to contract with an out-of-state hospital in order to stay open. “Local” now requires that an abortion facility be within a 30 mile radius of a nearby hospital.
2) Requirement that the Ohio Department of Health respond to a facility’s license application within a specified time. An abortion facility without a license within that time will result in the facility’s closure. All currently open abortion facilities in the state are operating with expired licenses.