Haven’t the Republican majorities at the Statehouse done enough to express their opposition to abortion rights? They have enacted, with Gov. Mike DeWine’s signature, legislation banning the procedure once a fetal heartbeat has been detected, usually around six weeks, or before many women know they are pregnant. They have outlawed the dilation-and-evacuation procedure, the most commonly used method for ending pregnancies during the second trimester.

In recent years, Republican lawmakers have approved nearly two dozen restrictions limiting the ability of women to make their own health care decisions or set the direction of their lives. This has been particularly harmful to poor women who have seen access narrow and the cost increase. Of late, lawmakers have made plain they won’t stop soon, no matter if proposals lack a basis in science and medicine.

This is about ideology overriding just about all other considerations, including good judgment

Consider a proposal unveiled this week by state Sen. Peggy Lehner, a Kettering Republican, and state Rep. Niraj Antani, a Miamisburg Republican. The Abortion Pill Reversal Information Act, soon to be introduced, would require doctors prescribing medical abortions, known as the “abortion pill,” to inform patients about an option for halting the procedure. This option involves receiving progesterone after the first pill yet before the second pill in the process.

The two pills, first mifepristone and then misoprostol, are taken 24 hours apart. Proponents argue that receiving progesterone works to reverse the effects of the first drug and thus ends the abortion process. Sen. Lehner told reporters that it is “perfectly reasonable” to include “this indispensable piece of information” about how the procedure can be stopped once it has started.

The trouble is the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists does not support the “reversal” treatment. It advises the practice is “not based in science” and fails to meet clinical standards. So the requirement appears neither reasonable nor indispensable. What it seeks is something familiar — lawmakers aiming to put words in the mouths of physicians and thus intruding on the doctor-patient relationship or trampling the privacy of the woman to make a decision based on what she deems best for her.

Another bill, proposed by state Rep. John Becker, a Union Township Republican, also suffers from misinformation. It would permit insurers to cover a procedure involving an ectopic pregnancy, when a fertilized egg implants outside or in the wrong part of the uterus. Becker sees doctors “reimplanting” a fertilized ovum. The one complication? The procedure doesn’t exist. One physician expert called the treatment outlined in the legislation “science fiction.”

The Republican majorities are emboldened, though not to the extreme of their Alabama colleagues who enacted legislation this week making the performance of an abortion a felony in nearly all cases, providers facing prison terms of 10 years to 99 years. Republicans are accounting for the presence of two new members of the U.S. Supreme Court, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, and the improved prospect for overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision affirming abortion rights. Opponents of the harsh Ohio version of the “heartbeat bill” set in motion the legal battle here by filing a lawsuit this week in the federal district court in Columbus.

For now, abortion remains legal in Ohio and across the country, though the right has been restricted increasingly. It may be the high court would not rule until after the 2020 elections. That said, such timing shouldn’t discourage consideration today of what reversing Roe would mean. Abortions would remain. They wouldn’t be as safe, and that would be just part of how the lives of women would change.