HR 1218 - Child Custody Protection Act - National Key Vote


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Title: Child Custody Protection Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that criminalizes the act of transporting a minor across state lines to avoid parental notification laws and obtain access to abortion services.


  • Allows for exemptions to the law if the life of the minor is in danger or if a court in the minor's home state waives the parental notification required by that state.
  • Allocates up to $100,000 in fines and/or up to one year imprisonment of those convicted of transporting a minor over state lines to have an abortion.
  • Allows any parent or guardian to pursue civil action against those who violate parental notification laws.
  • Specifies that neither the minor nor her guardians may be prosecuted or sued for a violation of this act.