Maryland Legislature Update: Law to Terminate Parental Rights is Signed by Gov. Hogan

Maryland Legislature Update: Law to Terminate Parental Rights is Signed by Gov. Hogan

Earlier this month, Governor Hogan signed the emergency bill which was passed by the Maryland Legislature, which will allow women to petition the courts to terminate the parental rights of the father if the woman became pregnant as a result of sexual assault. The law became effective immediately, so anyone in this situation finally has a means to a resolution. 

Maryland is the 45th state to pass such a law, which has been ten years in the making.