HR 732 - The Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act
The Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA) would make it
illegal to take a minor across a state line to evade the requirements of a
pre-abortion parental involvement law in the girl’s home state.
Most states have either a parental notification or consent law, but not
all. In some cases, a girl can be transported by an older boyfriend or other
adult across a state line in order to have her baby aborted without the
girl’s parents knowing. CIANA would bar anyone from transporting a minor to
another state for the purpose of circumventing a parental involvement
statute. It would also require an abortionist to notify the parents of a
minor from out of state that their daughter is seeking an abortion from him.
In the House, CIANA is numbered HR 732; the Senate version has not yet
been assigned a number.
Neither the text of HR 732 nor that of its Senate companion is available
HR 732 was introduced by Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) and
has 74 co-sponsors.
The Senate version of the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act was
introduced by Senator Marco Rubio (FL) and has
Status for HR 732
2-14-13 Introduced and referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary
Status for Senate version
2-14-13 Statements in
support of CIANA by Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen; Senator
Marco Rubio; Senator Mitch McConnell; Senator Orrin Hatch; Senator Roy
Blunt; Senator John Boozman; Senator Richard Burr; Senator Saxby Chambliss;
Senator Charles Grassley; Senator James Inhofe; Senator Mike Johanns; and
Senator Jim Risch.