April 27, 2005(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).