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You can get an abortion in Ohio but only with an in-person provider. 

  • Ohio requires state-directed counseling, then waiting 24 hours before having an abortion. This counseling has to be done at the clinic.
  • Most patients are required to have an ultrasound in Ohio.
  • If you are under age 18 in Ohio a parent or guardian must give permission for your abortion. If this is not an option for you, contact the JB Hotline.

Learn more about your options at

In-Person Care

We recommend our colleagues at Preterm for quality abortion care. You can find more options – including out-of-state providers – at, where you can easily search by zip code.

  • Preterm – Cleveland (216) 991-4000

Financial Support

Medicaid and private insurance does not cover abortion care in Ohio in most cases. You can contact these groups for help with funding, transportation, and other logistics. 


If you are an Ohio voter wanting to preserve and expand equitable abortion access, we suggest getting involved with:

See something out-of-date or want to add to these lists? Please use our contact us form below to let us know.

Where is AOD available?

AOD June 2022 map

California • Colorado • Connecticut • Delaware • Georgia • Hawaii  Illinois • Maine • Maryland • Massachusetts • Minnesota • Montana • Nevada • New Hampshire • New Jersey • New Mexico • New York • Oregon • Rhode Island • Vermont • Virginia • Washington

*Patients in D.C. must provide a Maryland or Virginia mailing address.*