Sunday, June 26, 2011
Federal Bill Would Prohibit Minors from Crossing State Lines for an Abortion
Mother Jones: New Act Prohibits Minors Traveling for Abortions, Jen Phillips:
Teens crossing state lines to get an abortion are the target of a new bill introduced today. The Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA) looks fairly comprehensive and serious so far, though full text of the bill (S.1241) has not yet been released. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), however, did provide a joint press release that outlined the bill's main points. . . .
The article describes this as a "new bill," but Congress has seen numerous versions of this legislation over many years. Read more about the "Teen Endangerment Act" here.