From (by Focus on the Family):

Action Alert: Support the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act

Encourage Your Senators to Pass the
Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., filed a procedural motion Wednesday evening that could lead to an important pro-life bill becoming law.

He called for a motion to concur with the House-passed version of S. 403, The Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA). The House passed the bill on Tuesday, 264-153. The Senate passed a different version of the bill (then titled the Child Custody Protection Act) in July, 65-34. Democratic leaders in the Senate have blocked the bill from reaching President Bush and being signed into law. 

CIANA would make it illegal for someone to transport an underage pregnant girl out of state for an abortion in order to circumvent parental-consent or notification laws in her home state.


Sixty votes are necessary to win the cloture vote and send the bill to the President for signature.  Every senator needs to hear from his or her constituents and be encouraged to be present for and vote in favor of S. 403 on Friday. 


Because of the short time left before the vote, phone calls are the preferred method for contacting your senators. There are 14 Democrats who especially need to hear from their constituents. They voted for the earlier version of the bill in July, and it’s vital that they vote for it again. They are:


Mark Pryor, D-Ark.

Ken Salazar, D-Colo.

Thomas Carper, D-Del.

Bill Nelson, D-Fla.

Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii

Evan Bayh, D-Ind.

Mary Landrieu, D-La.

Ben Nelson, D-Neb.

Harry Reid, D-Nev.

Kent Conrad, D-N.D.

Byron Dorgan, D-N.D.

Tim Johnson, D-S.D.

Robert Byrd, D-W.Va.

Herbert Kohl, D-Wisc.


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