I am HAPPY to report that The Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (H.R 748), commonly known as CIANA, pass by 270 AYES to 157 NOES with 7 Not Voting.
This is the first time I have ever gone to a government web site and looked up the wording of a bill and to see who and what a vote's out come was. Very cool all this information is at our finger tips and we can find out this stuff independently.
I recommend you click here and see how your representative voted on this Bill and e-mail them about it. It is your voice people.. USE IT! Don't be lazy. If you are happy about how your congressmen voted... let them know about it and encourage them and if you are not happy with how they voted.. again let them know how disappoint you are with them.. and to the 7 that did not vote.. I would ask why they were absent from that vote and if they are going to repay you for that day they missed? (lol ya as if)
I feel like I took part, and was responsible with my citizenship. I saw something I was very unhappy about and asked my representative to be my voice about it.. I wrote him and encouraged others to write their representatives about it. I feel blessed to be an American where I can do that as opposed to some nations where they can not.
Whooh.. is Mary becoming an activist here?? LOL Don't know if that is what you would call it but I do feel good that children will not be allowed to be taken across state lines for an abortion with out consent by their parents (if the state they live in has consent and notification laws).
How and if it will be enforced is another question.
Plus the Senate still has to pass it.. so keep track of it in the Senate and write your Senators about it.