Ohio Abortion Attorney
Defending Women’s Rights
The Supreme Court’s 2022 overturning of Roe v. Wade is a major change in our laws and overall society. It has a cascading effect, with each state handling the change differently. Some states enacted “trigger laws,” set to go into effect the moment Roe was struck down. Ohio is such a state.
Christopher G. Thomarios, Esq., LLC is keeping a close eye on these changes as they develop. Our firm is ready to defend your rights, protecting you from those who would deny your proper reproductive healthcare.
Intent is important in any criminal accusation. No one should be sentenced on a technicality, and this can happen with any abrupt legal changes. Allow our team to help defend you against unfair, unreasonable criminal allegations.
If you are concerned about facing criminal penalties for an abortion in Ohio, call (888) 506-2167 right away for help.
Ohio’s Heartbeat Law
In 2019, the state passed the “heartbeat law.” Once a fetus has an audible heartbeat, it cannot be aborted. Now that Roe v. Wade is gone, this law can go into effect unopposed. It has been upheld by Ohio’s Supreme Court, and it appears to be the law of the land going forward.
The biggest criticism against the heartbeat requirement is its timing. Usually, a heartbeat develops by the fetus’s sixth week of development. At this point, women are often unaware that they are even pregnant. By the time they discover their unwanted pregnancy, it may be too late for them to secure a legal abortion.
Breaking Ohio’s heartbeat law could result in a fifth-degree felony charge. The penalty for this crime is 6 to 12 months in jail with fines as high as $2,500.
Our firm is here to defend anyone, be it doctor or patient, against such criminal accusations. Timeline technicalities should not be enough to strip someone of their freedom, altering the course of their lives. Prosecutors must show intent to break the law. We can investigate your case and argue a lack of intent, helping create doubt in the state’s case against you.
Possible Changes to Ohio’s Abortion Laws
Any drastic, sudden change in the law takes time to settle in. The state must decide how to enforce these laws, and it must properly, promptly disseminate information to all necessary stakeholders.
As a law is challenged and tried over time, judges and attorneys rely on precedent. Essentially, courts interpret laws and make rulings, writing justifications for those decisions. The next time someone must interpret the law, they can use these prior decisions to guide their thinking.
Our firm is ready to attack this issue head-on. We are prepared to get involved, arguing against any unjust, unfair portions of Ohio’s new abortion rules. We hope to be instrumental in influencing judges’ decisions, setting a reasonable precedent for Ohio’s future.
Contact Christopher G. Thomarios, Esq., LLC today with any questions or concerns about your reproductive rights in Ohio. You can call us right away at (888) 506-2167 or fill out our online contact form.
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