Interstate abortion ban could slow human trafficking
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) has reintroduced the Child Custody Protection Act (S.1173). It would prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortions in states where parental consent or notification prior to their child’s abortion isn’t required.
The bill, says Portman, will “strengthen the effectiveness of state parental notification laws and ensure that parents and their daughters fully understand the consequences of the decision.”
The bill only bans interstate transportation of minors as a means to circumvent existing laws and does not interfere with current parental notification laws already in effect in some states.