Federal - S 109

Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act


January 28, 2021


S. 109, the "Child Interstate Abortion Act of 2021," has been introduced by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). This bill would prohibit taking a minor across state lines to obtain an abortion, in order to circumvent parental involvement in the child's abortion.

This bill would protect the well-being of girls and the rights of their parents. 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.

National Right to Life strongly supports S. 109.

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Co-Sponsors 19

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  • Jan. 28, 2021 — Original cosponsor(s): 19

    Blackburn, (R-Tenn.)Fischer, (R-Neb.)Paul, (R-Ky.)
    Blunt, (R-Mo.)Grassley, (R-Iowa)Risch, (R-Idaho)
    Braun, (R-Ind.)Hawley, (R-Mo.)Scott, T. (R-S.C.)
    Cassidy, (R-La.)Hyde-Smith, (R-Miss.)Thune, (R-S.D.)
    Cramer, (R-N.D.)Inhofe, (R-Okla.)Tillis, (R-N.C.)
    Cruz, (R-Texas)Kennedy, John (R-La.)
    Ernst, (R-Iowa)Lankford, (R-Okla.)
  • Jan. 28, 2021 — Read twice and referred to: Senate Judiciary.Congressional Record p. S198