Planned Parenthood Operates Clinic in LA High School

In an effort to curb soaring teen pregnancy rates, Planned Parenthood has opened a clinic inside a public high school in Los Angeles where students can now received “reproductive health” counseling and birth control without their parents’ knowledge.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Roosevelt High School, which is located in a low-income, heavily Latino area with a disproportionately high teen pregnancy rate, has opened an on-campus clinic which provides free birth control, pregnancy tests, counseling and screening for sexually transmitted diseases.

According to the Times, the partnership has been in place for several years and has been effective:

“The campus began offering contraception and counseling in 1997. But in 2006, a collaboration with a local hospital ended and the school no longer had the resources to provide free contraceptives. In 2008, [nurse practitioner Sherry] Medrano said, she saw 32 positive pregnancy tests during her peak period between March 1 and June 1 — around the time of spring break and prom,” the Times reports.

“Medrano then reached out to Planned Parenthood, which now provides a medical assistant, the contraceptives and the pregnancy and STDs testing. The organization bills Family PACT, a public program that provides family planning to low-income and uninsured California residents.”

By 2009, Medrano says she saw only three pregnancies during the same time period. However, the numbers have since begun to climb again, which is not surprising for a school that encourages sexual activity by providing free birth control.

It is unclear whether Planned Parenthood offers abortion services at the school, or refers students to other Planned Parenthood clinics for such procedures.

According to Life News, Medrano made it clear that having the Planned Parenthood clinic inside the school makes it easier for the abortion business to target students because they have become “more comfortable” with the services.

Leading pro-life groups, like the American Center for Law and Justice, are concerned about Planned Parenthood qualifying for Obamacare funds to operate more of these clinics in schools where they will be able to continue to prey on teens without their parents’ knowledge.

The controversial health care reform law provides taxpayer funds for establishing “school-based health centers” which could be run by abortion organizations like Planned Parenthood. Even though the law prevents clinics from being used for abortion services, it allows them to make abortion referrals to other facilities.

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3 Response to “Planned Parenthood Operates Clinic in LA High School

  1. I am sick of this “they’re gonna do it anyway” mentality. Yes, some teens will be sexually active. But encouraging the behavior is very damaging to these kids and to society as a whole. Early sexual activity has been linked to depression, and I’ve heard about both boys and girls (mostly girls but there have been a handful of boys) being pressured into doing something just because their bf/gf brought “protection.” Not to mention, none of these kids are learning to respect themselves or respect others. What about the dignity of the human person? And there are ways to explain this without using God or religion so that atheist parents won’t throw a temper tantrum. Also, the obvious fact that birth control is never 100% effective, and most kids trust their partner and don’t use condoms so they’re more susceptible to STDs. Even when condom is used, it has a 1 in 12 chance of failure due to slippage or breakage. That’s like buying a 12-pack of soda and then being told one is poisoned, but most aren’t, so it’s okay to and you should drink one. What the heck?!

    And the economy is already bad. We don’t need more taxes to pay for birth control, abortions, medications, and/or giving monthly paychecks to teen mothers. If we teach kids to respect themselves, they can grow up, get an education, enter the workforce, get married, and then have kids they can afford to support on their own without public assistance.

  2. I only wish this article specified more clearly that Planned Parenthood has no business setting up shop on a public school. Everyone of faith who comes to this site ( blog) needs to hear stronger anti-Planned Parenthood information. Keeping this a mere “news article” doesn’t do enough to take the prolife message to the minds of the faithful who read this blog and visit this site. The reason so many Catholics are so apathetic, complacent, and uneducated, is because there is too much silence, and gentleness, regarding Planned Parenthood’s evil agenda

  3. The Quebec province(in Canada),law offers abortion to 14 years old girl without parental knowledge. Last year, a girl suffered severe haemorrhage after abortion offered in the local highschool nearby. Parents are not informed. My oldest daugther is going there in September . Inspired by your fabulous show (thank you!,started a free web site ( in french) to inform parents.Discovered insidious influence starting in primary library books read by 7 year old pushing dressing with tightclothes to draw atention(Winx club, these are 16 year old fairies!)-8-9 years old read books marked for teens…(how to french kiss…..)parents don’t know! Watch the classification!