By Clare Driscoll, ’19

On March 19, Bill 565 was introduced to the Ohio House of Representatives floor regarding the abolition of abortion in the state of Ohio and the protection of unborn humans

If this bill gets passed, women who purposely have an abortion can be subject to “compensatory damages, punitive or exemplary damage” according to the current draft of this bill. This legislation is directly opposed to the supreme court case Roe v. Wade which ensures a safe and legal abortion to all women.

While many may see an illegal bill as a waste of time, many reproductive rights activists hope that this bill will reach the Supreme Court. With the current administration’s anti-abortion stance many believe that this bill will lead the court to repeal Roe v. Wade.