House GOP proposes three bills to restrict abortion

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) introduced the first of the three bills, H.R. 3802, which would require abortion providers to obtain written certification from a woman seeking an abortion, then to wait 24 hours after that certification before performing the abortion.

The second bill, H.R. 3803, was introduced by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), and would prevent abortions in Washington, D.C., of fetuses determined to be older than 20 weeks. Franks's bill has 49 co-sponsors.

Finally, Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) introduced H.R. 3805, with 44 co-sponsors. That bill would require women seeking an abortion to be given the chance to view an ultrasound of their unborn child before obtaining the abortion.

More in Transportation

House to vote on three-week highway bill

Read more »