NAF Condemns Passage of the Teen Endangerment Act
July 26, 2006
NAF condemned the U.S. Senate’s 65-34 passage of the Child Custody Protection Act (CCPA), more aptly called the Teen Endangerment Act. The Teen Endangerment Act would make it a federal crime for a person other than a parent to help a minor from certain states obtain an abortion in another state if the minor has not fulfilled the parental involvement requirements of her home state. By preventing teens from receiving the help they need from trusted family and friends, this legislation may cause teens to delay seeking care or pursue dangerous alternatives.