The House passed a bill today designed to force teenagers to have babies. It prevents teens from crossing state lines to get an abortion without parental consent, if their state requires parental consent.
Teens who don’t seek help from their parents when they are pregnant, are generally living in justified fear for their safety and their lives, or are not able to contact a missing parent. This bill is most likely to penalize caring female relatives, grandmothers and aunts.
If it passes the Senate, this would be the first US law since the fugitive slave laws to enforce the laws of one state across the border in another state.