S. 851 (108th): Child Custody Protection Act


Apr 10, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 10, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Ensign

Senator from Nevada



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Last Updated: Apr 10, 2003
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About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit taking minors across State lines in circumvention of laws requiring the involvement of parents in abortion decisions.

Summary (CRS)

4/10/2003--Introduced.Child Custody Protection Act - Amends the Federal criminal code to prohibit transporting a minor across a State line to obtain an abortion and thereby abridging the right of a ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 10, 2003

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 851”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


24 cosponsors (24R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 396 (109th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 16, 2005

H.R. 1755 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 10, 2003

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