Thursday, June 23, 2011

New Senate Bill Helps Enforce Abortion-Parental Involvement Laws

by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | | 6/23/11 7:44 AM

A new U.S. Senate bill would help states across the country better enforce their parental involvement laws on abortion that require teen girls to get their parents permision or notify them about a decision to have an abortion.

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida introduced the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act with Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah that would help states enforce laws requiring that parents be notified before their child has an abortion. The legislation is needed as sexual abusers, family members and even staff at abortion centers routinely take teenage girls across state lines for secret abortions without their parents' knowledge or permission. Read more

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