S.224 - Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 01/24/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/24/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.224 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/24/2017)
Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act
This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime to knowingly transport a minor to another state to obtain an abortion without satisfying a parental involvement law in the minor's resident state. A parental involvement law requires parental consent or notification, or judicial authorization, for a minor to obtain an abortion.
A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, up to one year in prison, or both. The bill provides an exception for an abortion that is necessary to save the life of a minor whose life is endangered by a physical disorder, illness, or condition.
This bill prohibits an individual who has committed incest with a minor from knowingly transporting the minor across a state line to receive an abortion.
Additionally, this bill makes it a crime for a physician to knowingly perform or induce an abortion on an out-of-state minor without first complying with parental notification requirements, subject to specified exceptions.
A physician violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, up to one year in prison, or both.