Congresswoman Mary Miller (R-IL) introduced the Parental Notification and Intervention Act to the House to ensure that parents have an opportunity to intervene if their daughter is seeking to obtain an abortion.
“All children are created by God with a purpose, and that purpose begins at conception,” Miller said. “The Left wants to strip the rights of parents in every way possible and put unrestricted ‘abortion-on-demand’ at the top of their priority list – even if it puts minors at risk. That is why I am proud to be joined by my colleagues in the House in introducing the Parental Notification and Intervention Act. This legislation would prevent abortion providers from performing abortions on minors until the minor’s parents have received written notification that their child has requested an abortion and until they have had a 96-hour window within which they can intervene. In Congress, I will always be a voice for the unborn and respect the rights of parents.”
This legislation is being co-sponsored by Reps. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ), Diana Harshbarger (R-TN), Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Alex Mooney (R-WV), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), and is being led in the U.S. Senate by Senator Mike Braun (R-IN).
“Every single parent and guardian deserves to be notified if their minor child is seeking an abortion. I’m proud to lead the Senate version of this bill which will protect parents’ rights.” – Sen. Braun
The Parental Notification and Intervention Act is also being supported by the National Pro-Life Alliance, Students for Life Action, and the Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee. The full bill text is attached.
“Abandoning minors to predatory adults trying to make an abortion sale or to those who may be abusing a child to facilitate an abortion is a mistake so obvious it’s tragic that we need a law to address this. Young girls are in no position to decide whether they should have a potentially dangerous procedure or take deadly drugs without their parent’s guidance and supervision. Their vulnerability is why minors are not permitted to sign contracts or make life-altering decisions, as peer pressure is a potent force. Such a life and death decision needs the point of view of those who prioritize a child’s best interests for a lifetime. We applaud the efforts of Congresswoman Mary Miller in introducing the Parental Notification and Intervention Act that requires parental notification for abortions conducted on unemancipated minors — children whose parents are involved in their lives. We know that Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in America, has a history of covering up sexual and domestic abuse, as well as applying pressure tactics to sell their number one product — death by abortion. This Parental Notification and Intervention Act prioritizes protecting young girls and their pre-born children from the exploitation of abortion in America by including people who care more about her than about making a profit or covering up a potential crime.” – Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life Action