Just a reminder, the 2014 Maryland March for Life is next Monday, March 10, in Annapolis.
Here’s Maryland law relating to the use of tanning beds by minors:
An owner, employee, or operator of a tanning facility may not allow a minor under the age of 18 years to use a tanning device unless the minor’s parent or legal guardian provides written consent on the premises of the tanning facility and in the presence of an owner, employee, or operator of the tanning facility.
Under current Maryland law, an unmarried minor under the age of 18 who lives with a parent may not undergo an abortion unless one parent has been notified by the physician. However, the law contains a significant loophole: a minor may obtain an abortion without parental notification if, in the professional judgment of the physician, notice to the parent may lead to physical or emotional abuse of the minor, the minor is mature and capable of giving informed consent to an abortion, or notice would not be in the “best interests” of the minor.
In other words, the person profiting from the abortion gets to make the decision of whether parental notification is needed.