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If Abortion Is Banned in Ohio, Seekers Would Have To Drive 157 to 269 Miles

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Harvard Medical School
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Originally published as "If Abortion is Banned in Ohio, Seekers Would Have to Drive 157 to 269 Miles," The Columbus Dispatch, April 26, 2022.


Abortion is legal in Ohio, yet legislators continue to chip away at abortion access in the state.

The entire country is awaiting the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization — a case that could ultimately overturn Roe v. Wade.