Introduced in the 113th Congress (2013-2014)
TThe Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA) would make it
illegal to take a minor across a state line to evade the requirements of a
pre-abortion parental involvement law in the girl’s home state.
Most states have either a parental notification or consent law, but not all.
In some cases, a girl can be transported by an older boyfriend or other
adult across a state line in order to have her baby aborted without the
girl’s parents knowing. CIANA would bar anyone from transporting a minor to
another state for the purpose of circumventing a parental involvement
statute. It would also require an abortionist to notify the parents of a
minor from out of state that their daughter is seeking an abortion from him.
In the House, CIANA is numbered H.R. 732; in the Senate, it is S. 369.
The complete text of H.R. 732 may be found at
The complete text of S. 369 may be found at
H.R. 732 was introduced by Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27). A list
of its 115 co-sponsors may be found at
S. 369 was introduced by Senator Marco Rubio (FL). A list of its 28
co-sponsors may be found at
Status – H.R. 732
2-14-13 Introduced in the House of Representatives.
2-14-13 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
4-8-13 Referred by the Committee on the Judiciary to the Subcommittee on the
Constitution and Civil Justice.
4-8-13 Referred by the Committee on the Judiciary to the Subcommittee on
Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
Status – S. 369
2-14-13 Introduced in the Senate.
2-14-13 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Statements – H.R. 732 & S. 369
Statements in support of CIANA by Congresswoman Ileana
Ros-Lehtinen; Senator Marco Rubio; Senator Mitch McConnell; Senator Orrin
Hatch; Senator Roy Blunt; Senator John Boozman; Senator Richard Burr;
Senator Saxby Chambliss; Senator Charles Grassley; Senator James Inhofe;
Senator Mike Johanns; and Senator Jim Risch.