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Child Custody Protection Act of 2019 (H.R. 2817)

This law was last updated on Sep 16, 2019

This law is Anti–Choice




H.R. 2817




May 16, 2019


Primary Sponsors: 1
Co-sponsors: 10
Total Sponsors: 11


Parental Involvement

Full Bill Text

H.R. 2817 would make it a crime to knowingly transport a minor to another state to obtain an abortion without satisfying a parental involvement law in the minor’s resident state.

The bill provides an exception for an abortion that is necessary to save the life of a minor whose life is endangered by a physical disorder, illness, or condition.

A person who violates this law would be subject to criminal penalties—a fine, up to one year in prison, or both. 

This bill prohibits an individual who has committed incest with a minor from knowingly transporting the minor across a state line to receive an abortion.

Related Legislation

Companion bill to S. 194 and similar to H.R. 611/S. 119.

Identical to S. 1173 and similar to H.R. 692/S. 224, all of which failed to pass during the 2017-2018 legislative session.

Identical to S. 201 and similar to H.R. 803/S. 404, all of which failed to pass during the 2015-2016 legislative session.

Identical to S. 32 and similar to H.R. 732/S. 369, all of which failed to pass during the 2013-2014 legislative session.

Latest Action

5/16/19 – Introduced; referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

6/26/19 – Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.