The Senate passed legislation that would make it a federal crime to help an under-age girl escape parental notification laws by crossing state lines to obtain an abortion.

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Per the NYT: The bill was approved on a 65-to-34 vote, with 14 Democrats joining 51 Republicans in favor. A similar measure passed the House last year, and President Bush said he would sign the legislation if the two chambers could work out their differences and send a final bill to him.

I hope those 14 Democrats start getting dumped on by reproductive rights advocates as much as Joe Lieberman is, assuming he isn’t one of them…

–Ann Bartow

Update: Here is a list of the votes. Lieberman voted against the legislation, known as the Child Custody Protection Act. The Democrats who voted in favor of it were: Bayh (D-IN), Byrd (D-WV), Carper (D-DE), Conrad (D-ND), Dorgan (D-ND), Inouye (D-HI), Johnson (D-SD), Kohl (D-WI), Landrieu (D-LA), Nelson (D-FL), Nelson (D-NE), Pryor (D-AR), Reid (D-NV), and Salazar (D-CO). Dianne Feinstein didn’t vote at all.

Click here to see the wording of the bill.

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