H.R. 2299 (112th): Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act

Introduced:
Jun 22, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Reported by Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on March 27, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced
Jun 22, 2011
Reported by Committee
Mar 27, 2012
 
Sponsor
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Representative for Florida's 18th congressional district
Party
Republican
Text
Read Text »
Last Updated
Sep 14, 2012
Length
16 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 634 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 22, 2009

H.R. 732 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 14, 2013

 
Full Title

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

No summaries available.

 
Cosponsors
172 cosponsors (167R, 5D) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

The Constitution and Civil Justice

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

 
Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.

Widget

Get a bill status widget for your website »

Citation

Click a format for a citation suggestion:

Notes

H.R. stands for House of Representatives bill.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the president to become law.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

GovTrack’s Bill Summary

We don’t have a summary available yet.

Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


9/14/2012--Reported to House without amendment.
Child Interstate Abortion Notification 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 minor’s state of residence that requires parental involvement in the minor’s abortion decision). Makes an exception for an abortion necessary to save the life of the minor.
Makes it an affirmative defense to a prosecution or civil action under this Act that a defendant: (1) reasonably believed that before the minor obtained the abortion, the required parental consent or notification or judicial authorization took place; or (2) was presented with documentation showing that a court waived parental notification requirements or authorized the minor's abortion.
Authorizes any parent who suffers harm from a violation of such prohibition to obtain appropriate relief in a civil action unless the parent has committed an act of incest with the minor.
Defines "abortion" as the termination of a pregnancy with an intention other than to increase the probability of a live birth, preserve the life or health of the child after live birth, terminate an ectopic pregnancy, or remove a dead unborn child who died as the result of a spontaneous abortion, accidental trauma, or a criminal assault on the pregnant female or her unborn child.
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 the minor across a state line with the intent that such minor obtain an abortion.
Imposes a fine and/or prison term of up to one year on a physician who performs or induces an abortion on an out-of-state minor in violation of parental notification requirements.
Requires such physician to give 24-hour actual or constructive notice to a parent of the minor seeking an abortion, except where:
(1) the abortion is performed or induced in a state that has in force a law requiring parental involvement in a minor's abortion decision and the physician complies with such law;
(2) the physician is presented with documentation showing that a court in the minor's state of residence has waived any required parental notification or has otherwise authorized the minor to procure an abortion;
(3) the minor declares in a signed written statement that she is the victim of sexual abuse, neglect, or physical abuse by a parent and, before an abortion is performed, the physician notifies the authorities of the state in which the minor resides of the known or suspected abuse or neglect;
(4) the abortion is necessary to save the life of the minor, provided the attending physician, within 24 hours after completion of the abortion, notifies a parent in writing that the abortion was performed and of the circumstances that warranted it; or
(5) the minor is accompanied by a person who presents documentation that he or she is the minor's parent.

House Republican Conference Summary

The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.


No summary available.

House Democratic Caucus Summary

The House Democratic Caucus does not provide summaries of bills.

So, yes, we display the House Republican Conference’s summaries when available even if we do not have a Democratic summary available. That’s because we feel it is better to give you as much information as possible, even if we cannot provide every viewpoint.

We’ll be looking for a source of summaries from the other side in the meanwhile.

Use the comment space below for discussion of the merits of H.R. 2299 (112th) with other GovTrack users.
Your comments are not read by Congressional staff.

comments powered by Disqus