>unless the parents opt out of the program after receiving a school letter informing them of the new policy.
If I’m reading this correctly, the parents can refuse their female child receiving this pill.
That seems backwards. Perhaps it should be given only if their parent(s) opt in?
If Im reading this correctly, the parents can refuse their female child receiving this pill.
Yes, if the girl gives the no-permission slip to the parent to sign, and returns it to the school. If she “forgets”, she is on the list of girls who can receive the pill.
My brain is imagining the Law Firm Ads on tv in another ten years: If you have ever received or think you have received this pill from a school nurse, please contact Slip & Fall, LLC.
It IS backwards if you think the parents’ opinions are important. The administrators of this program obviously think access to the drug is more important than parents’ knowledge/approval. They are using “Nudge” (ala Thaler and Cass Sunstein) tactics in their choice architecture. You must actively do something to opt out. Thus, the adminstrators preferred choice is for all children to have access to the abortificant (no action required by the parent).