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An Integrated Review of the Literature Concerning Ohio Abortion Legislation

Abstract

Introduction: The impact of current abortion legislation is of concern to many Ohioans and their health care providers. Abortion Regulation changed during the 132cd Ohio Congress. This project seeks to understand the themes regarding changes in abortion regulation in Ohio and the potential health impact on those seeking abortion as an important first step in developing an evidence based approach to patient care.

Methods: A literature review including a selective Legiscan search, two independent CINAHL searches and a Google Scholar search were analyzed for historical significance and identification of themes.

Results: Ohio legislation has been consistent with other states regarding regulation of abortion. Recent changes moved Ohio to a more restrictive regulatory approach. Impact of these legislative requirements is emerging. Themes related to the provision of health care include: social determinants, access, safety of woman and child, contraception, regulatory barriers, mental health, and stratified legitimacy.

Discussion: Abortion rates in Ohio have decreased since 2014. The cause of the decrease and the impact of recent legislation is unknown. Health literature identifies that negative emotional, financial and physical outcomes remain consistent in families who seek abortion in the face of prescriptive regulation.

Conclusion: Regulation of abortion has mental health, physical and financial consequences on the families of Ohio. Understanding the lived experience of women facing the decision of abortion is a next step in understanding the health related sequale secondary to that regulation.

Key words: (abortion, regulation, law, impact, health, consequences)

Modified Abstract

Title: An Integrated Review of the Literature Concerning Ohio Abortion Legislation

Introduction: Examining the themes regarding changes in abortion regulation in Ohio and potential health impacts on those seeking abortion as an important first step in developing an evidence based approach to patient care.

Methods: A review of the literature and legislation.

Results: Recent changes moved Ohio to a more restrictive regulatory approach. Themes have been identified following the impact of this change.

Discussion: Abortion rates in Ohio have decreased since 2014. The cause of the decrease and the impact of recent legislation is unknown. A gap in the literature exists regarding how recent legislation will effect families.

Conclusion: Regulation of abortion has consequences on families in Ohio.

Research Category

Nursing

Author Information

Kayla GaltonFollow

Primary Author's Major

Nursing

Mentor #1 Information

Kimberly A.

Cleveland JD, MSN, RN, C-MBC

Presentation Format

Poster

Start Date

April 2019

Research Area

Public Health and Community Nursing

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An Integrated Review of the Literature Concerning Ohio Abortion Legislation

Introduction: The impact of current abortion legislation is of concern to many Ohioans and their health care providers. Abortion Regulation changed during the 132cd Ohio Congress. This project seeks to understand the themes regarding changes in abortion regulation in Ohio and the potential health impact on those seeking abortion as an important first step in developing an evidence based approach to patient care.

Methods: A literature review including a selective Legiscan search, two independent CINAHL searches and a Google Scholar search were analyzed for historical significance and identification of themes.

Results: Ohio legislation has been consistent with other states regarding regulation of abortion. Recent changes moved Ohio to a more restrictive regulatory approach. Impact of these legislative requirements is emerging. Themes related to the provision of health care include: social determinants, access, safety of woman and child, contraception, regulatory barriers, mental health, and stratified legitimacy.

Discussion: Abortion rates in Ohio have decreased since 2014. The cause of the decrease and the impact of recent legislation is unknown. Health literature identifies that negative emotional, financial and physical outcomes remain consistent in families who seek abortion in the face of prescriptive regulation.

Conclusion: Regulation of abortion has mental health, physical and financial consequences on the families of Ohio. Understanding the lived experience of women facing the decision of abortion is a next step in understanding the health related sequale secondary to that regulation.

Key words: (abortion, regulation, law, impact, health, consequences)