Rubio Introduces Bill to Stop Secret Abortions on Teenagers

Photo Credit: Life NewsSenator Marco Rubio is introducing a a major pro-life bill, the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act, today that would stop secret abortions on teenagers.

The bill would require an abortion practitioner to notify a parent before performing an abortion on a minor who resides in a different state. It would also make it a crime for a non-parent to transport a minor across state lines to evade a parental notification law.

National Right to Life originally helped develop the bill in 2005 and the House of Representatives approved it 2005 and again in 2006, but died in the Senate when most Democratic senators supported a filibuster.

In a February 12 letter urging senators to co-sponsor the new bill, NRLC said, “Parental notification or parental consent laws, consistent with existing Supreme Court case law, are in effect in more than half the states. However, these laws are often circumvented — activity that is actively encouraged by abortion clinics’ out-of-state advertising in non-notification states, highlighting the avoidance of parental notification as a selling point. Only Congress has the authority to deal with this interstate activity, and the CIANA would do so.”

In the House of Representatives, the CIANA will be re-introduced by Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, also a Florida Republican. During the 2011-2012 Congress, her bill gathered 172 cosponsors in the House.

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  • CSN

    America cannot expect to be protected by Almighty God as long as one abortion is committed. All Abortion should end NOW!

  • Sandra Lee Smith

    This is a step in the right direction; abortion is NOT all that safe and non-custodial persons should NOT be placing someone else’ child at such risk, without the custodial adult’s consent or knowledge! That’s CHILD ABUSE, and ENDANGERMENT, as well as “legalized” murder of an innocent life!

  • Capt.America

    Almighty God has given us ten laws to live by, our law makers have put them selves in the place of God ! They have Given an untold amount of laws and the country is a shambles. This Cuban Jerk is going to improve on God’s work?

  • gracentruth

    This the prop that we passed in Alaska in 2010 and a judge gutted it. What was that judge’s name??? Peace,

  • C-CS

    on this issue alone-w/ Rubio’s stalwart stand – I will support him again!

    LA Lutherans for Life