Healthcare

Bill would require ultrasounds before abortions

Nearly a dozen Republican men have signed onto a House bill that would mandate ultrasounds for all women seeking abortions, which is considered one of the strictest pre-abortion measures in the country.



Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) and 10 co-sponsors — all men — introduced the legislation shortly after the party’s leadership made an about-face on another abortion bill that GOP moderates called too extreme.



Dissent on that bill was largely driven by female Republicans, who took issue with the bill’s language involving rape victims.



The high-profile collapse of the bill dealt a heavy blow to conservatives the same week as the massive March for Life rally and the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision.



The congressmen filed the legislation along with two other less contentious bills aimed at restricting access to abortions.

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