I have learned lessons about the value of all life from my children and I pray that I continue to learn them. I grieve for the children lost and for the mothers who have been deceived by a society selling selfishness. I am thankful for the faithful workers around the country who serve women at pro-life pregnancy centers providing women honest information and additional real choices.

I have often said that policymakers cannot just “check the box” by saying they are pro-life. It is about making a commitment to it whenever the dignity of life is threatened. That is why I feel so strongly that The Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA), a bill that would make it illegal to transport a minor girl across state lines for an abortion, must pass Congress and be signed into law.

If passed, the law would strengthen the over 30 state-level pro-life parental-involvement laws currently on the books by ending the circumvention of state laws regarding parental involvement and punishing doctors who knowingly perform an abortion on a minor, and any individual who has helped her travel across state lines.

So say you are the friend of a young girl who is seeking an abortion, but she does not have the support or approval of a parent to have one performed. All you would need to do is go to a state where parental approval is not required. Currently there are at least a dozen states with abortion providers, making such an abortion accessible.

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