Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Dodd and Lieberman vote Nay

Yesterday the Senate approved bill S. 403 aka the"Child Custody Protection Act". The bill would make it a crime to transport a minor to another state that doesn't require parental notification to have an abortion. Fourteen Democrats voted in favor of this bill, but Connecticut's Senators voted nay.

From the Washington Post:

This measure would make it illegal for anyone, including an aunt or grandmother, to help a pregnant minor cross state lines to circumvent those rules. The adult could be fined and face up to a year in prison. Unlike the House, the Senate bill does not hold doctors liable. Neither version changes any state laws.

More than once I've given Lieberman a hard time on women's issues. But I also want to give credit where credit is due, and today it's due.

Kenen, Joanne. "Senate backs curb on minors' travel for abortion". Washington Post. 7/26/06

On Passage of the Bill (S. 403, As Amended ). United States Senate. 7/25/06


Anonymous said...

Thank God this bill passed...I would have thought it was a crime already.

Anonymous said...

So Dodd, Joe, and you think its ok to transport a minor across state lines to get an abortion without telling the minors parents???

That's special. kinda makes me starry eyed and weepy. If said minor wants to go on a ski trip with school, or have practically any other medical procedure the minor has to obtain parental permission. But it is heartening that you think the minor should be able to obtain an abortion without parental involvement. Very nice.

Anonymous said...

I just lost a ton os respect for Joe AND Dodd. I wonder what loony Ned would have voted.

The True Gentleman said...

I suspect that Mr. Lamont would have voted no as well.

The True Gentleman said...

I have an idea, let's try and reel back in all this craziness regarding the GOP candidate for Senate and ask, how would Alan Schlesinger have voted on this bill?

cgg said...

Good question True Gent. I have no idea. To be honest I've been to busy with the Democratic primary to take much notice of Alan's campaign.

You're right about Lamont. He would have voted no as well.