Wednesday, March 28, 2012
House committee takes step to prevent transporting minors across state lines for abortions
Taking a step closer to making it a federal crime to transport a minor across a state line in circumvention of a state law requiring parental involvement in the minor's abortion, yesterday the House Judiciary Committee approved the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA), H.R. 2299 by a vote of 20 to 13. The bill also requires parental notice for abortions on minors who are from a state other than where the abortion will take place.
Several polls indicate that roughly seven in ten Americans support parental involvement laws.