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  1. Parental consent

    Parental consent laws (also known as parental involvement laws) in some countries require that one or more parents consent to or be notified before their minor child can legally engage in certain activities.


  1. Parental consent

    Parental consent laws in some countries require that one or more parents consent to or be notified before their minor child can legally engage in certain activities. Parental consent may refer to: ⁕A parent's right to give consent, or be informed, before their minor child undergoes medical treatment. See informed consent for such legislation in general or minors and abortion for legislation relating specifically to abortion. ⁕A parent's right to give consent before their minor child undergoes body modification such as piercing or tattooing. ⁕A parent's right to consent to their minor child marrying before he or she reaches marriageable age. ⁕A parent's right to consent to their minor child engaging in a sexual act before he or she reaches the age of majority. ⁕A parent's right to be involved in their minor child's education, including the right to approve or disapprove of certain curricula, or to consent to extracurricular activity and field trips.

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  1. Parental Consent

    Informed consent given by a parent on behalf of a minor or otherwise incompetent child.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of parental consent in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of parental consent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of parental consent in a Sentence

  1. Michelle Fiscus:

    A recipient of that memo was upset that, according to Tennessee Supreme Court case law, minors ages 14-17 years are able to receive medical care in Tennessee without parental consent and posted the memo to social media, within days, legislators were contacting TDH( Tennessee Department of Health) asking questions about the memo with some interpreting it as an attempt to undermine parental authority. Let me be clear : this was an informational memo containing language approved by the TDH Office of General Counsel which was sent to medical providers by the medical director of the state's immunization program regarding the guardrails set 34 years ago by Tennessee Supreme Court around providing care to minors.

  2. Jason Kelley:

    Social media provides a lifeline for many young people, in addition to community, education, and conversation, they use it in part because it can be private … The law, which would limit social media access and require parental consent and monitoring for minors, will incalculably harm the ability of young people to protect their privacy and deter them from exercising their rights.

  3. Jill Dunican:

    Concerned parents are unwilling to be intimidated. We will use our legal rights to public documents to keep district employees accountable and expose adults who promote gender confusion and inappropriate sexual content to children without parental consent.

  4. Jessica Anderson:

    The Biden Administration needs to wake up and learn that it is not acceptable to use children for an experimental woke agenda, by pushing to expand access to dangerous cross-sex hormones and puberty blockers for minors without parental consent, Biden’s Executive Order threatens the physical and mental health – and futures – of our nation’s children. It’s also an unprecedented power grab, using the stroke of a pen to bully governors and parents who are simply trying to protect kids in their state.

  5. Planned Parenthood:

    Eyal Press writes in The New Yorker. Audm subscribers can listen to that article.)In the rest of today’s newsletter, we look more closely at the 10 states.Furthest alongInitiatives seem most likely to happen soon in two states.In Ohio, a coalition of abortion rights groups is collecting signatures to place an initiative on the ballot this year that would protect access through roughly the first 24 weeks of pregnancy. For now, most abortions remain legal in Ohio, thanks to a court ruling blocking a ban.In South Dakota, organizers are optimistic that they can collect the signatures needed for an initiative next year. It is a compromise measure that would seek to reinstate the minimum access required by the Roe v. Wade decision. All abortions would be legal in the first trimester (roughly 12 weeks), and some would be in the second trimester.Early effortsIn several other states, efforts have begun, but they’re less advanced.In Missouri, advocates have not yet settled on one approach. Some petitions — an early step to putting an initiative on the ballot — would protect most abortion access until 24 weeks of pregnancy. Others would be narrower and let the state enact parental consent laws.In Florida, where Gov. Ron DeSantis recently signed a near-total ban, advocates are hoping to place an initiative on the ballot that would allow most abortions until 24 weeks. But the state’s pro-marijuana movement helps highlight the slowness of the effort: Organizers of a 2024 ballot initiative to legalize marijuana have already raised $30 million and collected nearly all the required signatures — while organizers of an abortion initiative are just getting started.Arizona has tough rules for ballot initiatives, requiring hundreds of thousands of signatures on a petition.

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  • موافقة الوالدينArabic
  • Zustimmung der ElternGerman
  • consentimiento paternoSpanish
  • माता पिता की सहमतिHindi
  • consentimento parentalPortuguese
  • батьківська згодаUkrainian

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