Congressional Legislation
Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA)
Bill # S.224

Original Sponsor:
Marco Rubio (R-FL)

Cosponsor Total: 16
(last sponsor added 03/05/2018)
  16 Republicans
About This Legislation:
The Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA)(S. 224), sponsored by Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fl.), requires any abortionist to notify a parent before performing an abortion on a minor who is a resident of another state, unless the minor has already received authorization from a court in her home state, or unless the abortionist is already required to provide such parental notification by a current law in the state in which he practices. If the minor asserts that she is the victim of abuse, the abortionist must notify the appropriate state child abuse agency instead. The bill also would make it a federal offense to transport a minor across state lines for an abortion without fulfilling the requirements of a parental notification law in effect in the home state.  NRLC strongly supports the CIANA.  The House companion bill, sponsored by Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fl.), is H.R. 692.

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