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H.R. 692 & S. 224 – Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act

The Child Interstate Abortion Act (CIANA) would amend the federal criminal code to make illegal the transportation of a minor across a state line for the purpose of that minor obtaining an abortion. The measure addresses situations where one state requires an abortionist to notify or obtain the consent of a parent prior to a minor’s abortion, but a neighboring state does not. Such situations enable child molesters or human traffickers to take girls for abortions without parents knowing.

CIANA would also require an abortionist who seeks to perform an abortion on an out-of-state minor to provide 24-hour notice to a parent of that minor prior to performing the abortion.

Violators of CIANA would be fined and/or imprisoned for up to one year.

H.R. 692 is the House version of the Child Interstate Abortion Act; S. 224 is the Senate version. The two versions are identical.


The complete text of H.R. 692 may be found at

The complete text of S. 224 may be found at


H.R. 692 was introduced by Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27). A list of the bill’s co-sponsors is available at

S. 224 was introduced by Senator Marco Rubio (FL). A list of the bill’s co-sponsors is available at

Status of H.R. 692

1-24-17 H.R. 692 introduced in the House and referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Status of S. 224

1-24-17 S. 224 introduced in the Senate and referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

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