Alabama Senators To Consider Abortion Bills

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Three bills passed by the Alabama House to regulate abortions are set to go before a Senate committee.

The Senate Health Committee has scheduled public hearings on the bills Tuesday in Montgomery.

One bill by Republican Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin of Indian Springs would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

That can occur at six or seven weeks into a pregnancy.

Another bill would require women seeking an abortion because of lethal fetal anomalies to be advised about the availability of perinatal hospice services.

The third bill would require parents to submit a birth certificate or other proof of parenthood when giving consent for their daughter to have an abortion.