Womens Health

Teen Tanning and Abortions Go Together In Connecticut

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A bill that appeared to be sailing its way to approval in the Connecticut legislature got pulled because one lawmaker tacked a parental consent for abortion amendment onto it.

Via the News Times:

A bill that would have required parental approval to allow young teenagers go to a tanning parlor was torpedoed at the last minute by a amendment sponsored by state Sen. Michael McLachlan, R-Danbury, that required parental permission for abortions.

Rather than have an abortion debate in the closing days of the legislative session, the tanning bill died in the Senate without a vote.

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That infuriated supporters of the tanning bill, who say it might have done something worthwhile -- reduce the number of young people who may develop skin cancer.

"I have no idea why he did this,'' Nancy Alderman, executive director of Environment and Human Health Inc., a North Haven-based advocacy group, said of McLachlan.

But the state senator said he thinks the issues "have a lot in common.

"If you can have parental consent for minors for ear-piercing or tanning, why shouldn't you have parental consent for minors for abortions?'' he said Monday.

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So since young girls can give birth without parental permission, would they then argue that if teens want to have a tan they can just go sit out in the sun?