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.