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HR 748 - Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Jim Langevin voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Stage Details

Legislation - Placed on Calendar (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (270-157) - (Key vote)

Title: Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the transportation of a minor across state lines to obtain an abortion without the consent of a parent or legal guardian.

  • Allows for exemptions to the law if the life of the minor is in danger or if a court in the minor's home state waives the parental notification required by that state (Sec. 2).
  • Allocates fines and/or up to one year imprisonment of those convicted of transporting a minor over state lines to have an abortion (Sec. 2).
  • Permits any parent or legal guardian to pursue civil action against those who violate parental notification laws (Sec. 2).
  • Specifies that neither the minor nor her guardians may be prosecuted or sued for a violation of this act (Sec. 2).
  • Penalizes doctors who knowingly perform an abortion procedure without obtaining reasonable proof that the notification provisions of the minor's home state have been satisfied (Sec. 3).
  • Requires abortion providers in states that do not have parental consent laws and who would be performing the procedure on a minor that resides in another state, to give at least a 24 hour notice to the parent or legal guardian (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act



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