S. 1005 (112th): Parental Notification and Intervention Act of 2011

Introduced:
May 16, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
John Boozman
Junior Senator from Arkansas
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
May 16, 2011
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2061 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 23, 2009

 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 16, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 16, 2011
Referred to Committee May 16, 2011
 
Full Title

A bill to provide for parental notification and intervention in the case of a minor seeking an abortion.

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6 cosponsors (6R) (show)
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5/16/2011--Introduced.
Parental Notification and Intervention Act of 2011 - Prohibits any person or organization from performing, permitting facilities to be used to perform, or assisting in the performance of an abortion on an unemancipated minor unless:
(1) written notification is provided to each parent of the minor informing them that an abortion has been requested, unless there is clear and convincing evidence of physical abuse of the minor by a parent;
(2) there is compliance with a 96-hour waiting period after any required notice has been received by each parent; and
(3) there is, if a judicial intervention process is initiated by a notified parent, a final judgement that enjoining the abortion would be unlawful.
Prescribes penalties of not more than a $1 million fine and/or imprisonment for not more than 10 years for violating such prohibition.
Exempts a physician without principal responsibility for making the decision to perform the abortion if the physician determines that:
(1) a medical emergency exists due to a grave, physical disorder or disease that would cause the minor's death if an abortion is not performed;
(2) parental notification is not possible as a result of the emergency; and
(3) certifications regarding compliance with such rules and the reasons upon which such determinations are based have been entered in the minor's medical records.
Requires parental notification through certified mail or personal delivery.
Authorizes a notified parent to bring an action in federal court which shall enjoin the abortion:
(1) until the court's judgment is final, or
(2) permanently unless the court determines that granting such relief would be unlawful.

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