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Capitol 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.

Contact Information:

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... http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW.html

To electronically mail your U.S. House of Representative, go to http://www.house.gov/htbin/wrep_findrep.


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