Pro-abortion organization Planned Parenthood is opening up 50 clinics in Los Angeles County high schools.
The Washington Post reported that the program was announced on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. This program was launched in partnership with the school district and Los Angeles County health department and is believed to be the boldest effort in America to bring birth control services to “at-risk students” in public schools.
Planned Parenthood’s program received an initial investment of $10 million from Los Angeles County. Planned Parenthood has also ponied up $6 million to see this program through which consists of multiple birth control options, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, and pregnancy counseling for approximately 75,000 teens. Allegedly, this program will not offer abortion services.
In addition, this program will train hundreds of teens to be “peer advocates” in order to give out information about safe sex and relationships.
“Teens listen to other teens,” said Jennifer Rivera, a 23-year-old Planned Parenthood staffer who will be in charge of the training.
California has taken a leading role in championing liberal abortion policies during the Trump era, a time when many pro-abortion activists believe they are under constant assault.
Back in October, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law making it the first state to mandate that its public colleges and universities to offer abortion medication.
Social conservatives and religious groups have frequently criticized Planned Parenthood’s involvement in sex education.
Grove Middle School in California canceled a visit from Planned Parenthood educators back in April after a mother had a Christian legal-group step into this matter. A few months ago in Minnesota, Planned Parenthood’s backing of a comprehensive sex education bill was met with criticism from Students for Life. They said, “All of this is really just an opportunity for Planned Parenthood to force their way into schools and sell more abortions.”
In Los Angeles, Sister Paula Vandegaer, who heads Volunteers for Life, said she is against the Planned Parenthood initiative because it “pushes sexuality beyond where they should without reference to families.”
“I am against them being in the schools,” she stated. “They all have school nurses, and there’s no need for Planned Parenthood to co-opt the normal program for health in the school.”
Planned Parenthood is exploiting America’s increasingly politicized education system to propagate their anti-life agenda and push sexual deviancy in public institutions.
These battles are local in nature and should be fought tooth and nail by grassroots activists
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