When I first read the headline of this story I was hoping I was reading wrong or that it was a parody. Unfortunately, I was reading correctly and this was a real news story.
Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest provider of abortion, will reportedly set up its death camps inside the walls of a public high school.
According to multiple reports, a Southern California school board will consider an agreement Monday for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles to open a clinic at a local high school.
The seven-member school board of the Norwalk-LaMirada Unified School District will vote in a meeting Monday night to allow Planned Parenthood to open and operate a reproductive health clinic at John Glenn High School in Norwalk.
Here’s a disturbing excerpt from the proposal wherein parents will NOT be notified about services provided to students.
Provider and District acknowledge that under California law minors have the right to consent to reproductive health services without parental consent or notification. Provider will encourage Students to involve their families in decision making regarding the Services, as appropriate. Provider will obtain informed consent from Students for the Services in accordance with applicable law, including but not limited to Cal. Family Code Section 6924- 6929 and Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code Section 2397.
If the clinic is ultimately approved, staff will be able to write prescriptions and dispense pharmaceuticals and long-term contraceptives like IUD’s, though (they say for now) the clinic would not provide abortions or gender-confirming hormone therapy.
Instead, staff would refer patients to alternate Planned Parenthood locations “for additional medical or other health care services where indicated,” adding, “Provider may make referrals to other health centers operated by Provider for services not offered at the Schools.”
Here’s what Nicole Neily, the president and founder of Parents Defending Education, told Fox News Digital in a statement:
“Families and taxpayers should be horrified that the Norwalk-La Mirada USD is considering a partnership with Planned Parenthood. The fact that the contract specifically notes that ‘under California law minors have the right to consent to reproductive health services without parental consent or notification’ is appalling in and of itself – as is the list of services that will be offered to children, from STD treatment to IUDs to ‘referrals to other health centers operated by Provider for services not offered at the Schools.”
“Other Planned Parenthood clinics do provide gender-affirming hormone therapy, so there is a very real possibility students will be referred off-campus to receive this treatment – again, with zero parental notification,” she continued. “To add insult to injury, there is no way for parents to EVER obtain this information, as the contract asserts that all medical records are to be maintained by Planned Parenthood (‘neither District staff nor a Student’s parents or guardians may access the Student’s medical records maintained by Provider without the written approval of the Student.’)”
Neily explained how the proposal is an egregious violation of parental rights, especially decision-making regarding the health of their children.
“For over 100 years, federal courts have consistently found that parents – and not schools – maintain primary decision-making authority over their children, particularly when it comes to medical care,” she added.
“The Norwalk-La Mirada school board should be ashamed that this contract is even up for consideration – and be mindful of their significant legal exposure should it be ratified.”
The issue has been tabled at least for now, likely owing to the controversy the proposal has already raised.
“The Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District Board of Education will postpone discussion of Board Agenda Item #12a regarding the Planned Parenthood clinic at John Glenn High School. As a result, action will not be taken this evening during the regularly scheduled Board Meeting. The Board of Education and Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District has no further comment at this time,” the district said in a press release before Monday’s board meeting began.
It would seem the school board of Norwalk-LaMirada Unified School District pays attention to the internet as well, and that may have had a hand in their decision to temporarily bury the issue.