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House Bill Calls for Additional Restrictions on Abortion in D.C.

House Bill Calls for Additional Restrictions on Abortion in D.C.

June 6, 2012 — Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) last week announced plans to introduce a bill that would restrict abortion rights in D.C., The Hill reports.

The legislation would require parental consent before a minor may obtain abortion care, expand "conscience protection" for individuals and health care facilities that refuse to provide abortion care, and stipulate that only physicians may provide the procedure, according to Amash (Siegelbaum, The Hill, 6/6).