California: School district postpones planned vote on putting Planned Parenthood clinic at high school following large protest
by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – California’s Norwalk-LaMirada Unified School District had planned to vote Monday on whether to install a Planned Parenthood clinic at one of its high schools, but the plan was postponed after a large group of parents and anti-abortion demonstrators held a protest outside the board meeting on the same day, Newsweek reports.
Neither abortion nor gender-affirming treatment were to be offered by the clinic, but rather contraceptives and medications related to sexual health.
The school district was preparing to vote on a proposal to put a Planned Parenthood clinic at John Glenn High School in Norwalk, but postponed it indefinitely upon the arrival of protestors.
The proposal to be voted on includes the statement: “Provider and District acknowledge that under California law minors have the right to consent to reproductive health services without parental consent or notification.”
Under the terms of the proposal, the clinic would be able to provide the high school students with pharmaceuticals related to reproductive health, including contraceptives and antibiotics” and insert “non-surgical long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCS), including, without limitation, IUDs.”
In a statement given to Fox News Digital prior to the school district’s postponement of the vote, president and founder of Parents Defending Education said: “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.”
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