5101.57 Use of public facilities for nontheurapeutic abortions prohibited.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Nontherapeutic abortion" has the same meaning as in section 124.85 of the Revised Code.

(2) "Political subdivision" means any body corporate and politic that is responsible for governmental activities in a geographic area smaller than the state, except that "political subdivision" does not include either of the following:

(a) A municipal corporation;

(b) A county that has adopted a charter under Section 3 of Article X, Ohio Constitution, to the extent that it is exercising the powers of local self-government as provided in that charter and is subject to Section 3 of Article XVIII, Ohio Constitution.

(3) "Public facility" means any institution, structure, equipment, or physical asset that is owned, leased, or controlled by this state or any agency, institution, instrumentality, or political subdivision thereof. "Public facility" includes any state university, state medical college, health district, joint hospital, or public hospital agency.

(B) No public facility shall be used for the purpose of performing or inducing a nontherapeutic abortion.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

Effective Date: 07-01-2000