Tuesday, September 26, 2006

House Passes Senate's Child Custody Protection Act/Interstate Abortion Bill

HR 1039 passed in the House today (9/26); the resolution was to consider the Child Custody Protection Act previously passed by the Senate by a vote of 65-54) (S403), "to prohibit taking minors across State lines in circumvention of laws requiring the involvement of parents in abortion decisions." The Senate bill reads, in part, "(1) GENERALLY- Except as provided in subsection (b), whoever knowingly transports a minor across a State line, with the intent that such minor obtain an abortion, and thereby in fact abridges the right of a parent under a law requiring parental involvement in a minor's abortion decision, in force in the State where the minor resides, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both." The House passed the bill 247-157 [see how your Rep voted].

(Note to TN readers: Ford didn't vote on this one)
Also: NYTimes: House passes abortion bill on minors

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