The Norwalk-La Mirada school board is reportedly considering an agreement for Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the U.S., to open a clinic at a local high school.
Fox News had access to the agreement and explained that “abortions and gender-affirming hormone therapy are not listed as services that will be provided at the on-campus site, but clinic staff will be permitted to make referrals to other Planned Parenthood centers ‘for services not offered’ at the school.”
It further added, “The proposed agreement says that while the clinic ‘will encourage students to involve their families in decision making’ regarding reproductive health services, minors have the right to consent to those services without parental consent or notification under California law.”
Rejection of Planned Parenthood
Parents and other non-governmental organizations criticized the decision. Nicole Neily, president and founder of Parents Defending Education, said families should be “appalled” by the move.
“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,” she said.
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She explained that “other Planned Parenthood clinics provide gender-affirming hormone therapy, so there is a very real possibility that students could be referred off-campus for this treatment, again, without parental notification.”
Fox News also indicated that after knowing the information, the School District was contacted, and it was announced that the discussion on the proposal would be postponed. “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 district said in a statement.