Tell your Senator: Oppose the Dangerous Medical Misinformation Act (Senate Bill 155)
Since 2011, there have been more than 20 restrictions to reproductive health care and abortion access enacted into law in the state of Ohio. These medically unnecessary and dangerous restrictions have chipped away at the accessibility and affordability of obtaining an abortion in Ohio, creating new hurdles for women to access abortion care.
With the passage of each new limitation, lawmakers have interfered directly with Ohioans’ health care decisions, put women’s health and lives at risk, and stigmatized abortion and the medical professionals who provide that care. Senate Bill 155, the Medical Misinformation Act, is no exception, and it takes the interference between women and their doctors to a shocking new level.
This legislation would force medical professionals to inform patients seeking a medication abortion about an unproven and unethical theory of so-called “abortion reversal” treatment. Under the false guise of “informed consent,” the bill would mandate that the health care provider give their patients printed materials and provide oral instructions about this untested procedure, which is not supported by trusted and credible medical groups, such as The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and has not been evaluated by The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).When women are making decisions about their health care, they deserve medically accurate and unbiased information. It is clear that Senate Bill 155, which is rooted is misinformation and unproven research, fails to meet that standard, and the Ohio Senate must reject this misguided and potentially dangerous legislation.