Rules Committee to take up abortions bill Thursday

The House Rules Committee will meet on Thursday to approve a rule for considering H.R. 3, the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act."

While controversial, the bill is co-sponsored by more than half of all House members (220) and would likely be approved if brought up for a vote.

Approval of a rule by the Committee often means that rule is considered on the House floor shortly thereafter. But it is for now unclear whether the House would take up the bill on Friday, given the uncertainties of whether Congress will be able to approve any funding bill this week.