Planned Parenthood: Coming to a High School Near You?
Students at RooseveltHigh Schoolin Los Angelescan now swing by Planned Parenthood on the way to study hall to pick up their “free” birth control. While they may need a permission slip to get out of class, nothing of the sort is required to access the pill, the patch, the ring, or the shot per California law. As the Los Angeles Times reports, a chapter of Planned Parenthood—the largest provider of abortion services in the nation (and as we found out a couple weeks ago, sex-selective abortions are included)—has made a home on the school’s campus.
As the Times notes, “although nonprofit groups frequently offer reproductive healthcare on school campuses around the nation, the partnership involving Planned Parenthood…is the only one of its kind.”