Ohio State Rep Wants Men To Consent Before Women Have Abortions
Ohio Republican (of course!) state Representative John Adams has introduced a bill that would require women to get written consent from the men who impregnate them before they could get an abortion. Providing false information would bring criminal penalties against women. (h/t Think Progress)
In the case where the father isn’t known, House Bill 252 would compel the woman to provide a list of names of people who may be the father in an effort to determine paternity. The bill also would make it a crime for women to lie about who the father is, and make it illegal for doctors to perform abortions without the father’s consent.
Ohio Right to Life supports the bill, which lays out penalties for women who don’t comply.
“Providing a false biological father would be a first-degree misdemeanor the first time, which means not more than six months and jail, and a maximum $1,000 fine,” Adams said. “And on the second occasion, providing false information would be considered a fifth-degree felony.”
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