ERIC Number: ED171419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Sale of Children in Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, Ninety-Fifth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.
These Congressional Hearings consist of public testimony before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Criminal Justice concerning proposed legislation designed to prohibit the sale of children in interstate and foreign commerce. Much of the testimony focuses on the increasingly widespread, marginally legal practices of selling infants into adoption and privately arranging adoptions for a fee. Problems of constructing precise legislative language to criminalize and halt black market baby sales are discussed. Included is testimony counter to the intent of the proposed legislation. (RH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.