Contact: Dawn Behnke, IFRL Lobbyist, Illinois Federation for Right to Life, 618-465-7655
ALTON, Illinois, July 27 /Christian Newswire/ -- On July 25th the U.S. Senate voted to pass the Child Protection Custody Act (S. 403). The key point of this bill was to prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortions in violation of parents' rights and to circumvent local Parental Notification laws which are currently active in 29 states.
Despite the 65-34 vote in the U.S. Senate, to pass the bill, Senator Dick Durbin acted to kill the bill.
Fourteen Democratic senators voted to pass the bill, but Senator Dick Durbin immediately moved to rally the Democratic Caucus to kill the bill.
Senator Dick Durbin's allegiance to the abortion industry continues to undermine the fundamental right of a parent to be involved in the health care choices of their minor daughters.
Parental notification and parental consent laws are supported by overwhelming majorities of the American public, Dick Durbin in plainly out of touch with his constituents.
Who does Dick Durbin represent, the citizens of Illinois, or the pro-abortion lobby?
This press release is also available online at: http://www.ifrl.org/ifrl/press/060727.pdf