The Columbus Dispatch: If abortion banned in Ohio…

UC faculty co-writes guest column on the detriments of banning abortion here

In Ohio, legislators are considering several bills, two “trigger ban” laws (Senate Bill 123 and House Bill 598) and one law that would allow private citizens to sue individuals aiding abortions (House Bill 480).

According to University of Cincinnati sociologist Danielle Bessett, who co-authored an opinion piece for The Columbus Dispatch, should Roe v. Wade be overturned by the Supreme Court, abortion trigger bans would impede abortion care for Ohioans.

The article states: In the worst-case scenario, where abortion is banned in Michigan and Pennsylvania, Ohioans would have to travel at minimum to Illinois, Maryland, or Virginia to obtain abortion care — an average driving distance of 269 miles to the nearest facility.

Danielle Bessett is an associate professor of sociology and faculty affiliate of both UC’s Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Medical Scientist Training Program.

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