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Yes, abortion is still legal in Ohio.

We know it’s been confusing and unclear whether abortion is still legal and available in Ohio. We’re here to tell you it is!

Abortion is legal in Ohio up to 21 weeks and 6 days of pregnancy. In spring of 2019, Ohio passed a law banning abortion around 6 weeks, but that law was blocked by a judge and is not in effect. The judicial process sometimes takes years, and while Preterm continues to fight to protect your right to control your own life and body, we will also be here providing the full range of abortion care in Ohio.

Considering abortion?

Abortion is very common. In fact, 1 in 4 American women will have an abortion by the age of 45. If you are pregnant, you have options. Only you can decide what’s best for you, but we can help. At Preterm, we trust you to make the choice that is best for you and your unique situation. Call Preterm and one of our caring staff members can help you get the health care you need. 

There are two types of abortion—surgical abortion and medication abortion, known as the "abortion pill." Preterm offers both types. Both types are safe and effective. Our staff will help you decide which method is right for you. 


At Preterm, we address both your physical and emotional needs. We offer a variety of pain management and sedation options. Every appointment for an abortion includes routine lab work, ultrasound, routine antibiotics, and a birth control prescription or sample. Every appointment also includes a private discussion with a patient advocate. Here you can ask questions and explore your decision in a confidential, nonjudgmental atmosphere. We also discuss your other pregnancy options, the abortion procedure, and birth control methods.

Have questions? Read our abortion FAQ here.

Want to support abortion access in Ohio?

Preterm is part of a coalition of organizations and supporters who are dedicated to protecting reproductive health, rights, and justice for all Ohioans. You can learn more about our collective work at

To support women and pregnant people who need access to abortion care at Preterm, you can make a financial contribution here.

Wear your support on your sleeve! Click here to purchase an "Abortion is Still Legal in Ohio" t-shirt or sweatshirt. Proceeds benefit Preterm patient services. 

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