A bill that would criminalize transporting a minor across state lines in certain situations with the intent of obtaining an abortion has advanced in the House of Representatives. The bill’s goal is to protect parental rights. “If someone took your daughter, your 14-year-old daughter, across state lines to donate a kidney, a noble thing, but they did not ask your permission about it, that should outrage” everyone, said Rep. Trent Franks, R.-Ariz. The same principle should apply to abortions, he said.
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March 29, 2012