S.1179 - Child Custody Protection Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Ensign, John [R-NV] (Introduced 06/04/2009)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||06/04/2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
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Summary: S.1179 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/04/2009)
Child Custody Protection 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 minors state of residence that requires parental involvement in the minors abortion decision). Makes an exception for an abortion necessary to safe the life of the minor.
Makes it an affirmative defense to a prosecution or civil action under this Act that a defendant reasonably believed that before the minor obtained the abortion, the required parental consent or notification or judicial authorization took place.
Imposes a fine and/or prison term of up to one year on anyone who has committed an act of incest with a minor and knowingly transports such minor across a state line to obtain an abortion.