Drop “Arrest Grandma” Act!
Sponsored by Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act, nicknamed the “Arrest Grandma” Act, would make it a crime for anyone but a parent to go with a minor outside of their home state to get an abortion.
The doctor performing the abortion could serve up to a year in jail.
Amendments were going to be added to it to make exceptions for rape and incest, health threats, or other family members such as grandparents or older siblings going with the minor, but they were all rejected.
This bill is a violation of women’s rights, blatantly ignoring the person’s health and well-being.
Many individuals cannot turn to their parents in these situations. Some are in abusive homes. They have the right to have whoever they want accompany them. These young people should not be forced into unsafe or undesirable situations in order to make decisions about their bodies.
Please tell Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to drop this bill!
Sign the petition here.