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Law’s Jessie Hill discussed the Ohio abortion laws

Ohio’s new abortion law forces doctor to fight to protect her patient’s life

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CNN: Jessie Hill, the Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law, said that Ohio law allows for abortion to “prevent the death” of the mother, or when there’s a “serious risk of the substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function,” but noted that the law isn’t clear about what defines that “serious risk”  so doctors and hospitals don’t know under what medical circumstances an abortion is allowed under the law. “Doctors are just not sure how sick is sick enough,” Hill said. “There’s just a lot of uncertainty and a lot of fear around this right now.