A new article in Deseret News asks "what happens when teens want the COVID-19 vaccine and parents say no?" That depends, say experts, including Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson. She said many states have long recognized that youths and parents may not always agree when it comes to medical decisions — or may even have competing interests, such as when a parent might deny some kind of treatment to hide the fact a child has been abused or molested.
Wilson said constitutional law cases typically “stand for the proposition that parents have the right to the control and the care of their children while minors, absent a showing of unfitness or abuse and neglect.” What that means, she added, is parents can decide what a kid does or doesn’t do “up to the point of harm.”
Read the full article at deseret.com.