Hill Watch Alert
House to Vote on the
Child Custody Protection Act (HR 476)
On Wednesday, April
17, 2002, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Child Custody Protection Act; HR 476.
The measure would make it a federal offense
to knowingly transport a minor across a state line, with the intent
of obtaining an abortion, in circumvention of a state's parental consent
or parental notification law. A
fine of up to $100,000 and incarceration of up to one year would result
from the violation of this act. The
measure does not supercede, override, or in any way alter existing state
parental involvement laws. Nor does the act impose any parental notice
or consent requirement on any state.
What Can You Do?
Urge your representative
to Support the Child Custody Protection Act; HR 476.
Capitol Hill Switchboard
Numbers: 202-225-3121 or 202-224-3121 (Those numbers will direct you
to the Capitol Hill operator. Ask for your representative's office.)
To go to your representative's
website, find his E-mail or to find out who your representative is...
To electronically mail your
U.S. House of Representative, go to http://www.house.gov/htbin/wrep_findrep.
to the American Voice Institute of Public Policy Home Page