“Fair is fair,” said SFLA’s Kristan Hawkins. “A pro-choice model in the schools must include life-affirming options, and Students for Life has materials and support to offer.”
LOS ANGELES, CA (02-20-2020): Students for Life of America is contacting 29 Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) high schools, requesting the same access to students that is being given to Planned Parenthood. In December, Planned Parenthood announced that the nation’s largest abortion vendor was opening “Well-Being” Centers in the Los Angeles area high schools. Students for Life of America filed a public records request to determine where the program would initially launch. According to The Washington Post, these centers will provide a “full range of birth control options, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, and pregnancy counseling.” California law will allow students to visit these clinics without their parents’ knowledge or consent.
“Fair is fair,” said Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins. “If the school system wants to provide options to their students, those choices need to include life affirming programs and information on area support as an alternative to Planned Parenthood’s model of chemicals, drugs and abortion.”
Students for Life of America will offer the well-being centers with life-affirming, local resources for pregnant and parenting students and table on campus with these resources. Brooke Karmie, Pacific Southwest Regional Coordinator with Students for Life of America, will be a point of contact between SFLA and the schools, and is in the process of contacting the schools planning to allow Planned Parenthood direct access to students during school hours.
Karmie noted, “Empowering students by providing resources that will meet their needs, while also helping them achieve their goals should be a common foundation for all educational institutions.”
More information about these materials can be found at www.pregnantoncampus.org.
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