Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act: (CIANA): hostile Scott Amendment

House Roll Call No. 141
109th Congress, 1st Session

Failed: 179-245 (see complete tally)
On April 27, 2005, the House of Representatives took up the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (H.R. 748, CIANA), a bill sponsored by Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fl.) and strongly supported by NRLC. The CIANA would prohibit transporting a minor across state lines for an abortion if this evades the right of her parents to be involved, and would require an abortionist to notify a parent of a minor who resides in another state, with certain exceptions. Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), an opponent of the bill, offered an amendment that sought to exempt "taxicab drivers, bus drivers, nurses, medical providers or others in the business of professional transport" from the transportation provision of the bill. NRLC opposed the Scott Amendment, which would have allowed the establishment of paid shuttle services to take minors across state lines for abortions and immunized even taxi drivers who themselves were responsible for impregnating the minor girls. The amendment failed, 179 to 245. Roll No. 141, April 27, 2005.

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 141
Votes For : 179
Votes Against : 245
Not Voting : 10

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