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08-SR2543 on Jan 22, 2008

Bill Sponsorship: prohibiting taking minors across state lines for abortion
Source: Child Custody Protection Act (S.2543&H.R.1063)
A bill to prohibit taking minors across State lines in circumvention of laws requiring the involvement of parents in abortion decisions.
  • Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit transporting a minor child across a state line to obtain an abortion (deems such transporting to be a de facto abridgment of the right of a parent under any law in the minor's state of residence that requires parental involvement in the minor's abortion decision).
  • Makes an exception for an abortion necessary to safe the life of the minor.
  • Makes it an affirmative defense to a prosecution or civil action under this Act that a defendant reasonably believed that required parental consent or judicial authorization took place.
  • Imposes a fine and/or prison term of up to one year on anyone who has committed an act of incest with a minor and knowingly transports such minor across a state line to obtain an abortion.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Question 1: Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Abortion
  • Headline: Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion (Score: -1)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 08-SR2543

Lincoln Davis s1oTennessee Democrat (until 2010) 
Joe Donnelly s1oIN Democratic Challenger 
Ralph Moody Hall s1oTexas Democrat 
Dan Lipinski s1oIllinois Democrat 
Jim Marshall s1oGeorgia Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Mike McIntyre s1oNorth Carolina Democrat 
Alan Mollohan s1oWest Virginia Democrat 
John Murtha s1oPennsylvania Democrat (Deceased Feb. 2010) 
James Oberstar s1oMinnesota Dem./Farmer/Labor (until 2010) 
Nick Rahall s1oWest Virginia Democrat 
Ike Skelton s1oMissouri Democrat (until 2010) 
Bart Stupak s1oMichigan Democrat (until 2010) 



Republicans participating in 08-SR2543

Robert Aderholt s1oAlabama Republican 
Lamar Alexander s1oTN Republican Sr Senator 
Rodney Alexander s1oLouisiana Republican 
Michele Bachmann s1oMinnesota Republican 
Roscoe Bartlett s1oMaryland Republican 
Rob Bishop s1oUtah Republican 
Marsha Blackburn s1oTennessee Republican 
Roy Blunt s1oMissouri Republican (until 2010) 
John Boozman s1oAR Republican Jr Senator 
Charles Boustany s1oLouisiana Republican 
Kevin Brady s1oTexas Republican 
Henry Brown s1oSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010) 
Sam Brownback s1oKS Republican Governor 
Vern Buchanan s1oFlorida Republican 
Jim Bunning s1oKY Republican Jr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Dan Burton s1oIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Steve Buyer s1oIndiana Republican (until 2010) 
Dave Camp s1oMichigan Republican 
Eric Cantor s1oVirginia Republican 
John Carter s1oTexas Republican 
Steve Chabot s1oOhio Republican 
Saxby Chambliss s1oGA Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Tom Coburn s1oOK Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Thad Cochran s1oMS Republican Sr Senator 
Norm Coleman s1oMN Former Republican Senator; lost court battle, 2009 
Mike Conaway s1oTexas Republican 
John Cornyn s1oTX Republican Sr Senator 
Larry Craig s1oID Former Republican Senator (until 2008) 
Ander Crenshaw s1oFlorida Republican 
Barbara Cubin s1oWyoming Republican (Retiring 2008) 
David Davis s1oTennessee Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Geoff Davis s1oKentucky Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Nathan Deal s1oGA Republican Governor 
Mario Diaz-Balart s1oFlorida Republican 
John Doolittle s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Thelma Drake s1oVirginia Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Vernon Ehlers s1oMichigan Republican (until 2010) 
John Ensign s1pNV Republican Jr Senator 
Terry Everett s1oAlabama Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Mike Ferguson s1oNew Jersey Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Randy Forbes s1oVirginia Republican 
Jeff Fortenberry s1oNebraska Republican 
Virginia Foxx s1oNorth Carolina Republican 
Trent Franks s1oArizona Republican 
Scott Garrett s1oNew Jersey Republican 
Phil Gingrey s1oGA Republican Challenger 
Bob Goodlatte s1oVirginia Republican 
Lindsey Graham s1oSC Republican Sr Senator 
Kay Granger s1oTexas Republican 
Chuck Grassley s1oIA Republican Sr Senator 
Samuel Graves s1oMissouri Republican 
Chuck Hagel s1oNE Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 
Orrin Hatch s1oUT Republican Sr Senator 
Robin Hayes s1oNorth Carolina Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Jeb Hensarling s1oTexas Republican 
Wally Herger s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Peter Hoekstra s1oMI Republican Challenger 
Duncan Hunter s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Kay Bailey Hutchison s1oTX Republican Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Bob Inglis s1oSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010) 
James Inhofe s1oOK Republican Sr Senator 
Bobby Jindal s1oLA Republican Governor 
Sam Johnson s1oTexas Republican 
Walter Beaman Jones s1oNorth Carolina Republican 
Jim Jordan s1oOhio Republican 
Peter King s1oNew York Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life 
Steve King s1oIowa Republican 
Jack Kingston s1oGA Republican Challenger 
John Kline s1oMinnesota Republican 
Jon Kyl s1oAZ Republican Jr Senator (Retiring) 
Ray LaHood s1oIllinois Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Doug Lamborn s1oColorado Republican 
Steven LaTourette s1oOhio Republican 
Ron Lewis s1oKentucky Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Dan Lungren s1oCalifornia Republican 
Donald Manzullo s1oIllinois Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
John McCain s1oAZ Republican Sr Senator 
Michael McCaul s1oTexas Republican 
Mitch McConnell s1oKY Republican Sr Senator 
Thad McCotter s1oMichigan Republican 
Patrick McHenry s1oNorth Carolina Republican 
John McHugh s1oNew York Republican/Conservative 
Cathy McMorris-Rodgers s1oWashington Republican 
John Mica s1oFlorida Republican 
Candice Miller s1oMichigan Republican 
Jeff Miller s1oFlorida Republican 
Tim Murphy s1oPennsylvania Republican 
Marilyn Musgrave s1oColorado Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Sue Myrick s1oNorth Carolina Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Randy Neugebauer s1oTexas Republican 
Mike Pence s1oIN Republican Governor 
Charles Pickering s1oMississippi Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Joseph Pitts s1oPennsylvania Republican 
Todd Platts s1oPennsylvania Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Ted Poe s1oTexas Republican 
Rick Renzi s1oArizona Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Pat Roberts s1oKS Republican Sr Senator 
Hal Rogers s1oKentucky Republican 
Mike Rogers s1oMichigan Republican 
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s1pFlorida Republican 
Peter Roskam s1oIllinois Republican 
Paul Ryan s1oPOTUS Republican 
Bill Sali s1oIdaho Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Steve Scalise s1oLA Republican challenger 
Jean Schmidt s1oOhio Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Jeff Sessions s1oAL Republican Sr Senator 
Pete Sessions s1oTexas Republican 
John Shadegg s1oArizona Republican 
Richard Shelby s1oAL Republican Jr Senator 
John Shimkus s1oIllinois Republican 
Bill Shuster s1oPennsylvania Republican 
Mike Simpson s1oIdaho Republican 
Adrian Smith s1oNebraska Republican 
Christopher Smith s1oNew Jersey Republican 
Mark Souder s1oIndiana Republican (until 2010) 
Cliff Stearns s1oFlorida Republican (Lost 2012 primary) 
John Sullivan s1oOklahoma Republican 
Lee Terry s1oNebraska Republican 
John Thune s1oSD Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Todd Tiahrt s1oKansas Republican (until 2010) 
Pat Tiberi s1oOhio Republican 
Mike Turner s1oOhio Republican 
David Vitter s1oLA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
George Voinovich s1oOH Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Dave Weldon s1oFL Republican Senate Challenger (Lost primary) 
Jerry Weller s1oIllinois Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Lynn Westmoreland s1oGeorgia Republican 
Ed Whitfield s1oKentucky Republican 
Roger Wicker s1oMississippi Republican (Senate 2008) 
Joe Wilson s1oSouth Carolina Republican 
Frank Wolf s1oVirginia Republican 



Independents participating in 08-SR2543

Lincoln Diaz-Balart s1oFlorida Former GOP (until 2010) 
Elizabeth Dole s1oNC Former Cabinet Member (Labor Sec'y) and Senator 
Tom Feeney s1oFlorida Former GOP 
Luis Fortuno s1oPuerto Rico At-Large (retired 2008) 
Virgil Goode s1oPOTUS Constitution Party Challenger 
John Linder s1oGeorgia Former GOP (until 2010) 
Charles Melancon s1oLA 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep. 
Adam Putnam s1oFlorida Former GOP (until 2010) 
George Radanovich s1oCalifornia Former GOP (until 2010) 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 12
Republicans: 131
Independents: 9


















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