Child Custody Protection Act Empowers Parents And Protects Teenage Girls
For Immediate Release.
April 18, 2002 The
House of Representatives should be applauded for its efforts in passing
the Child Custody Protection Act (H.R. 476).
before an abortion can be performed on a minor, more than 30 states
have laws requiring consent or notification of at least one parent. However, many minors are routinely transported by adults to states
that do not have parental-involvement laws so that they can avoid their
own state’s requirements and obtain abortions without parental notification.
anyone other then a parent, including a close relative such as a sister
or an aunt, who takes a girl under 17 across state lines to circumvent
the laws would be committing a crime according to this latest House
“It does not make sense
for a dangerous medical procedure like an abortion with such lasting
effects to allow a stranger to take a girl across state lines to circumvent
parental consent laws,” said Dr. Joel P. Rutkowski, president of the
American Voice Institute of Public Policy.
“Parents must grant permission just for their child to play a
sport or to receive an aspirin from a school nurse.”
Best suited to provide
counsel, guidance, and support for children are their parents. This
measure guards the rights of parents to be involved in the medical decisions
of their daughters.
“Washington must continue
to set a tone that sends a message to promote pro-family and pro-life
values that uplift a ‘culture of life’ instead of the status quo ‘culture
of death,” stated Dr. Rutkowski.
Joel P. Rutkowski, P.h.D.
President, The American Voice Institute Of Public Policy
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