Annapolis tattoo debate turns into abortion clash
Seems the Republicans in Annapolis leaped on the chance to stick an amendment onto a bill that would have required parental consent for tattoos -- an amendment requiring parental consent for abortion as well.
The Lefties went got the vapors. Why a tattoo is something permanent and significant that a parent should know about beforehand and have a chance to veto! But an abortion? Never!
They couldn't come up with a good reason to mandate parental consent for being stuck with a needle while keeping getting sharp instruments stuck into your internal organs on the "trivial pursuits" list. I'll give them one:
Mom could SEE that you got a tattoo, so she's bound to find out anyway. But abortion is invisible! So it's not like she'd ever find out!
But you might get a tattoo on your ass where Mom wouldn't see it anyway... And if you were pregnant enough, she'd notice that your baby bump was missing. So that doesn't work, does it?
So the Maryland abortion lovers were left with, "well it's just not fair to pollute our bill! We want it to be only about those terribly dangerous tattoos, not about something as ... as... as ...
... We'll get back to you on why telling parents before you scrape Susie out is a bad idea."