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Section 2917.46 | Unauthorized use of a block parent symbol.

...d use of a block parent symbol, a minor misdemeanor. (2) Whoever violates division (C) or (D) of this section is guilty of unauthorized use of a mcgruff house symbol, a minor misdemeanor.

Section 2917.47 | Improperly handling infectious agents.

...As used in this section, "infectious agent" means a microorganism such as a virus, bacterium, or similar agent that causes disease or death in human beings. (A) No person shall knowingly possess, send, receive, or cause to be sent or received an isolate or derivative of an isolate of an infectious agent, except as permitted by division (B) of this section. (B) A person may possess, send, receive, or cause to be sen...

Section 2919.01 | Bigamy.

...tes this section is guilty of bigamy, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Section 2919.10 | Abortion related to finding of down syndrome.

...(A) As used in this section: (1) "Down syndrome" means a chromosome disorder associated either with an extra chromosome twenty-one, in whole or in part, or an effective trisomy for chromosome twenty-one. (2) "Physician," "pregnant," and "unborn child" have the same meanings as in section 2919.16 of the Revised Code. (B) No person shall purposely perform or induce or attempt to perform or induce an abortion on a pr...

Section 2919.101 | Abortion report.

...(A) In the abortion report required under section 3701.79 of the Revised Code, the attending physician shall indicate that the attending physician does not have knowledge that the pregnant woman was seeking the abortion, in whole or in part, because of any of the following: (1) A test result indicating Down syndrome in an unborn child; (2) A prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome in an unborn child; (3) Any other rea...

Section 2919.11 | Abortion defined.

...As used in the Revised Code, "abortion" means the purposeful termination of a human pregnancy by any person, including the pregnant woman herself, with an intention other than to produce a live birth or to remove a dead fetus or embryo. Abortion is the practice of medicine or surgery for the purposes of section 4731.41 of the Revised Code.

Section 2919.12 | Unlawful abortion.

...on of division (A) of this section is a misdemeanor of the first degree on the first offense and a felony of the fourth degree on each subsequent offense. A violation of division (B) of this section is a misdemeanor of the first degree on a first offense and a felony of the fifth degree on each subsequent offense. (E) Whoever violates this section is liable to the pregnant woman and her parents, guardian, or custodi...

Section 2919.121 | Unlawful abortion upon minor.

...tion is guilty of unlawful abortion, a misdemeanor of the first degree. If the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a violation of this section, unlawful abortion is a felony of the fourth degree. (F) Whoever violates division (B) of this section is liable to the pregnant minor and her parents, guardian, or custodian for civil, compensatory, and exemplary damages.

Section 2919.122 | Application of unlawful abortion on a minor law.

...Section 2919.121 of the Revised Code applies in lieu of division (B) of section 2919.12 of the Revised Code whenever its operation is not enjoined. If section 2919.121 of the Revised Code is enjoined, division (B) of section 2919.12 of the Revised Code applies. If a person complies with the requirements of division (B) of section 2919.12 of the Revised Code under the good faith belief that the application or enforce...

Section 2919.123 | Unlawful distribution of an abortion-inducing drug.

...(A) No person shall knowingly give, sell, dispense, administer, or otherwise provide RU-486 (mifepristone) to another for the purpose of inducing an abortion in any person or enabling the other person to induce an abortion in any person, unless the person who gives, sells, dispenses, administers, or otherwise provides the RU-486 (mifepristone) is a physician, the physician satisfies all the criteria established by fe...

Section 2919.124 | Unlawful performance of a drug-induced abortion.

...(A) As used in this section: (1) "Abortion-inducing drug" means a drug or regimen of drugs that causes the termination of a clinically diagnosable pregnancy, including any drug identified in section 2919.123 of the Revised Code. (2) "Physician" has the same meaning as in section 2305.113 of the Revised Code. (3) "Professionally licensed person" has the same meaning as in section 2925.01 of the Revised Code. (...

Section 2919.13 | Abortion manslaughter; failure to render medical care to an infant born alive; civil action.

...(A) No person shall purposely take the life of a child born by attempted abortion who is alive when removed from the uterus of the pregnant woman. (B) No person who performs an abortion shall purposely fail to take the measures required by the exercise of medical judgment in light of the attending circumstances to preserve the health or life of a child who is alive when removed from the uterus of the pregnant woman...

Section 2919.14 | Abortion trafficking.

...on is guilty of abortion trafficking, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Section 2919.15 | Dismemberment abortion.

...(A) As used in this section: "Dismemberment abortion" means, with the purpose of causing the death of an unborn child, to dismember a living unborn child and extract the unborn child one piece at a time from the uterus through use of clamps, grasping forceps, tongs, scissors, or similar instruments that, through the convergence of two rigid levers, slice, crush, or grasp a portion of the unborn child's body to cut ...

Section 2919.151 | Partial birth feticide.

...(A) As used in this section: (1) "From the body of the mother" means that the portion of the fetus' body in question is beyond the mother's vaginal introitus in a vaginal delivery. (2) "Partial birth procedure" means the medical procedure that includes all of the following elements in sequence: (a) Intentional dilation of the cervix of a pregnant woman, usually over a sequence of days; (b) In a breech presentatio...

Section 2919.16 | Post-viability abortion definitions.

...As used in sections 2919.16 to 2919.18 of the Revised Code: (A) "Fertilization" means the fusion of a human spermatozoon with a human ovum. (B) "Gestational age" or "gestation" means the age of an unborn child as calculated from the first day of the last menstrual period of a pregnant woman. (C) "Health care facility" means a hospital, clinic, ambulatory surgical treatment center, other center, medical scho...

Section 2919.17 | Terminating or attempting to terminate human pregnancy after viability.

...(A) No person shall purposely perform or induce or attempt to perform or induce an abortion on a pregnant woman when the unborn child is viable. (B)(1) It is an affirmative defense to a charge under division (A) of this section that the abortion was performed or induced or attempted to be performed or induced by a physician and that the physician determined, in the physician's good faith medical judgment, bas...

Section 2919.171 | Physician's report to department on attempted or completed abortions.

...lty of abortion report falsification, a misdemeanor of the first degree. (D) The department of health shall adopt rules pursuant to section 111.15 of the Revised Code to assist in compliance with this section.

Section 2919.18 | Failure to perform viability testing.

...ailure to perform viability testing, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. (D) The state medical board shall suspend a physician's license to practice medicine in this state for a period of not less than six months if the physician violates this section.

Section 2919.19 | Definitions for ORC sections 2919.191 to 2919.1910.

...(A) As used in this section and sections 2919.191 to 2919.1910 of the Revised Code: (1) "Conception" means fertilization. (2) "Contraceptive" means a drug, device, or chemical that prevents conception. (3) "DNA" means deoxyribonucleic acid. (4) "Fetal heartbeat" means cardiac activity or the steady and repetitive rhythmic contraction of the fetal heart within the gestational sac. (5) "Fetus" means the human...

Section 2919.191 | Applicability.

...Sections 2919.192 to 2919.195 of the Revised Code apply only to intrauterine pregnancies.

Section 2919.192 | Determination of presence of fetal heartbeat.

...(A) A person who intends to perform or induce an abortion on a pregnant woman shall determine whether there is a detectable fetal heartbeat of the unborn human individual the pregnant woman is carrying. The method of determining the presence of a fetal heartbeat shall be consistent with the person's good faith understanding of standard medical practice, provided that if rules have been adopted under division (B) of t...

Section 2919.193 | Determination of detectable fetal heartbeat; penalties.

...(A) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, no person shall knowingly and purposefully perform or induce an abortion on a pregnant woman before determining in accordance with division (A) of section 2919.192 of the Revised Code whether the unborn human individual the pregnant woman is carrying has a detectable heartbeat. Whoever violates this division is guilty of performing or inducing an abortion bef...

Section 2919.194 | Procedures after detection of fetal heartbeat.

...here is a detectable fetal heartbeat, a misdemeanor of the first degree on a first offense and a felony of the fourth degree on each subsequent offense.

Section 2919.195 | Performance of abortion after detection of fetal heartbeat; penalty.

...(A) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, no person shall knowingly and purposefully perform or induce an abortion on a pregnant woman with the specific intent of causing or abetting the termination of the life of the unborn human individual the pregnant woman is carrying and whose fetal heartbeat has been detected in accordance with division (A) of section 2919.192 of the Revised Code. Whoever violat...