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Abortion Access

A lot has changed since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, and the information online can be confusing. We want to help you understand.

In Kentucky:

Kentucky is one of thirteen states in the U. S. that previously authorized a “trigger-law” ban. This law required the state to automatically ban abortion should the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade.

As a result, abortion in Kentucky is illegal from the point of conception except in the case of a mother’s life being endangered.

Under Kentucky’s current abortion law, those who perform abortions or provide medication to terminate a pregnancy can face criminal charges.

In Ohio:

Currently, abortion is legal until a fetal heartbeat is detected. Doctors can generally detect cardiac activity around the 6th week of pregnancy. 

Here are the state’s requirements before accessing an abortion:

  • Abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat are illegal.
  • Women must receive state-mandated counseling and then wait 24 hours before having the abortion.
  • Parents of minors must give consent before an abortion.
  • Women must receive an ultrasound before an abortion.
  • The only exception to the current abortion law is if the life or physical health of the woman is in jeopardy.

Like Kentucky, telemedicine is not allowed in Ohio. If you are past six weeks and still want an abortion, you would be required to travel out of the state. 

It would be necessary to stay in the state you travel to while taking the Abortion Pill. If you return to the state before administering the drugs, you would be illegally committing the abortion in Ohio.

Usually, the Abortion Pill method takes 24 to 48 hours to complete.

Abortion Information

An abortion is the medical termination of pregnancy. It is a serious medical procedure that should not be approached lightly for the sake of your present and future health.

That’s why we recommend you come to New Hope Center and speak one-on-one about abortion with someone who truly cares for your overall well-being.

Types of Abortion

You will need to first confirm your pregnancy. Lab-quality pregnancy testing and an ultrasound will determine what abortion method you qualify for, as it’s the only way to confirm how far along you are.

There are several types of abortion procedures divided into two categories: medical and surgical. A medical abortion, like the abortion pill method, terminates pregnancy by the use of specific drugs prescribed by a doctor. Surgical abortions are conducted in a clinic and performed by a licensed professional with surgical instruments.

The Risks of Abortion

Like any medical procedure, there are risks to an abortion – both physical and psychological. Some risks are short-term, like severe cramping and bleeding. Others, like uterus perforation or infection, can have long-term effects.

The psychological effects of abortion are just as real and can be just as serious, especially if you are being pressured into abortion. We can discuss the risks in-depth at your appointment with us.

We Can Help You

We can offer you a no-cost pregnancy test and ultrasound to determine how far along you are in your pregnancy. We can also educate you on all your options.

New Hope Center is dedicated to providing honest, factual information regarding your pregnancy options. When you come into our center, you’ll be met respectfully and treated with kindness throughout your appointment. Schedule your free and confidential appointment at New Hope Center today.

New Hope Center does not refer for or perform abortions.

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