One California school district organized plans to vote on placing a Planned Parenthood clinic on a high school campus in the district.
Norwalk-LaMirada Unified School District was scheduled to hold a vote Monday evening on operating a clinic at John Glenn High School in Norwalk.
As the proposal states, 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.
The proposal also states that the clinic will be able to provide prescription drugs and pharmaceuticals “related to reproductive health, including contraceptives and antibiotics” and insert “non-surgical long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCS), including, without limitation, IUDs.”
“If the proposal passes, Planned Parenthood will be able to operate in the school for five years. It will then go to a vote every five years after that,” The Gateway Pundit reported.
“Families and taxpayers should be horrified that the Norwalk-La Mirada USD is considering a partnership with Planned Parenthood,” Nicole Neily, the president and founder of Parents Defending Education, told Fox News Digital in a statement. “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.”
Fox News Digital added:
After Fox News Digital reached out to the school district and school board members inquiring about the proposal, the district announced without explanation that 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 statement read. “The Board of Education and Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District has no further comment at this time.”