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108th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 1755 To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit taking minors across State lines in circumvention of laws requiring the involvement of parents in abortion decisions. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES April 10, 2003 Ms. Ros-Lehtinen (for herself, Mr. Buyer, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Pombo, Mr. Walsh, Mr. Souder, Mr. Cunningham, Mr. Tiahrt, Mr. Brady of Texas, Mr. Green of Wisconsin, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. Janklow, Mr. Ney, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Lewis of Kentucky, Mr. Blunt, Mrs. Emerson, Mr. Collins, Mr. Linder, Mrs. Cubin, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. Renzi, Mr. Goodlatte, Mr. McCrery, Mrs. Northup, Mr. Peterson of Pennsylvania, Mr. Fossella, Mr. Kennedy of Minnesota, Mr. Berry, Mr. DeLay, Mr. Hyde, Mr. Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Florida, Mr. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. Pitts, Mrs. Jo Ann Davis of Virginia, Mrs. Blackburn, Mrs. Miller of Michigan, Ms. Hart, Mrs. Musgrave, Mr. Akin, Mrs. Myrick, Mr. Weldon of Florida, Mr. Barton of Texas, Mr. Schrock, Mr. Costello, Mr. Terry, Mr. Portman, Mr. King of New York, Mr. Goode, Mr. Putnam, Mr. McIntyre, Mr. Baker, Mr. Aderholt, Mr. Deal of Georgia, Mr. LaTourette, Mr. Cantor, Mr. Ryun of Kansas, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Oberstar, Mr. Pence, Mr. Pickering, Mr. Hayes, Mr. Bartlett of Maryland, Mr. Rogers of Michigan, Mr. Toomey, Mr. Sullivan, and Mr. Burton of Indiana) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit taking minors across State lines in circumvention of laws requiring the involvement of parents in abortion decisions. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Child Custody Protection Act''. SEC. 2. TRANSPORTATION OF MINORS IN CIRCUMVENTION OF CERTAIN LAWS RELATING TO ABORTION. (a) In General.--Title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after chapter 117 the following: ``CHAPTER 117A--TRANSPORTATION OF MINORS IN CIRCUMVENTION OF CERTAIN LAWS RELATING TO ABORTION ``Sec. ``2431. Transportation of minors in circumvention of certain laws relating to abortion. ``Sec. 2431. Transportation of minors in circumvention of certain laws relating to abortion ``(a) Offense.-- ``(1) Generally.--Except as provided in subsection (b), whoever knowingly transports a minor across a State line, with the intent that such minor obtain an abortion, and thereby in fact abridges the right of a parent under a law requiring parental involvement in a minor's abortion decision, in force in the State where the minor resides, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both. ``(2) Definition.--For the purposes of this subsection, an abridgement of the right of a parent occurs if an abortion is performed on the minor, in a State other than the State where the minor resides, without the parental consent or notification, or the judicial authorization, that would have been required by that law had the abortion been performed in the State where the minor resides. ``(b) Exceptions.-- ``(1) The prohibition of subsection (a) does not apply if the abortion was necessary to save the life of the minor because her life was endangered by a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness, including a life endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself. ``(2) A minor transported in violation of this section, and any parent of that minor, may not be prosecuted or sued for a violation of this section, a conspiracy to violate this section, or an offense under section 2 or 3 based on a violation of this section. ``(c) Affirmative Defense.--It is an affirmative defense to a prosecution for an offense, or to a civil action, based on a violation of this section that the defendant reasonably believed, based on information the defendant obtained directly from a parent of the minor or other compelling facts, that before the minor obtained the abortion, the parental consent or notification, or judicial authorization took place that would have been required by the law requiring parental involvement in a minor's abortion decision, had the abortion been performed in the State where the minor resides. ``(d) Civil Action.--Any parent who suffers harm from a violation of subsection (a) may obtain appropriate relief in a civil action. ``(e) Definitions.--For the purposes of this section-- ``(1) a `law requiring parental involvement in a minor's abortion decision' means a law-- ``(A) requiring, before an abortion is performed on a minor, either-- ``(i) the notification to, or consent of, a parent of that minor; or ``(ii) proceedings in a State court; and ``(B) that does not provide as an alternative to the requirements described in subparagraph (A) notification to or consent of any person or entity who is not described in that subparagraph; ``(2) the term `parent' means-- ``(A) a parent or guardian; ``(B) a legal custodian; or ``(C) a person standing in loco parentis who has care and control of the minor, and with whom the minor regularly resides, who is designated by the law requiring parental involvement in the minor's abortion decision as a person to whom notification, or from whom consent, is required; ``(3) the term `minor' means an individual who is not older than the maximum age requiring parental notification or consent, or proceedings in a State court, under the law requiring parental involvement in a minor's abortion decision; and ``(4) the term `State' includes the District of Columbia and any commonwealth, possession, or other territory of the United States.''. (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of chapters for part I of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to chapter 117 the following new item: ``117A. Transportation of minors in circumvention of 2431''. certain laws relating to abortion. <all>
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