Law’s Jessie Hill discussed the 10-year-old Ohio rape victim seeking an out-of-state abortion

Fact check: Could pregnant 10-year-old girl get an abortion in Ohio?

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Newsweek: Jessie Hill, associate dean for research and faculty development and the Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law, said that Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s suggestion that a 10-year-old girl didn’t need to leave the state for an abortion after she was raped is “absolutely incorrect.” “It would be helpful to know which language in the law he thinks is applicable here,” she said. “The law explicitly excludes mental health as a permissible reason for applying the medical necessity exception.”