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H.R.732: Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 117 (2 Democrats, 115 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 14, 2013
Latest Major Action April 8, 2013
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  • Bill introduced in the House   
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Bill Summary

Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit transporting a minor child across a state line to obtain an abortion (deems such transporting to be a de facto abridgment of the right of a parent under any law in the minor’s state of residence that requires parental involvement in the minor’s abortion decision). Makes an exception for an abortion necessary to save the life of the minor.

Makes it an affirmative defense to a prosecution or civil action under this Act that a defendant: (1) reasonably believed that before the minor obtained the abortion, the required parental consent or notification or judicial authorization took place; or (2) was presented with documentation showing that a court waived parental notification requirements or authorized the minor's abortion.

Defines "abortion" to mean the use or prescription of any instrument, medicine, drug, or any other substance or device: (1) to intentional...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
April 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice.
Feb. 14, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.