It’s well known that Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business, wants to do everything that it can to infiltrate schools across the country. In at least one school district, it’s succeeding. Los Angeles (LA), the nation’s second-biggest district, has begun the process of putting Planned Parenthood clinics on high school campuses across the city. 

According to the director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Barbara Ferrer, the desire to include Planned Parenthood centers within high schools grew out of conversations about the alarming rise in sexually transmitted disease (STD) rates in young people across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that young adults ages 15-24 account for a “quarter of the sexually active population” but “account for half of the new 20 million STD infection rates that occur every year.”

Unfortunately for the Los Angeles School District, Planned Parenthood is part of the problem and not the solution. 

Planned Parenthood teaches teens and young adults how to have sex and encourages them to indulge in sexual experimentation and have multiple partners. It isn’t healthy nor safe, but it does keep these impressionable youths coming back to Planned Parenthood for STD testing and treatment and for abortions.

Including Planned Parenthood in high schools is not about giving teens access to ‘health care,’ but about cultivating a sympathetic client base. If Los Angeles thinks that this will help the county’s STD rates among young people, it has another thing coming.

Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, is one of the groups fighting for pro-life representation within Los Angeles high schools. 

“Quite frankly, it’s disturbing,” Hawkins said in an interview with The Daily Citizen. “This decision will allow Planned Parenthood staff and materials to become feeder clinics. They presented this as a great opportunity for students to have access to ‘quality reproductive health care,’ but they have no business being in schools.” 

“After the announcement, I was inundated with emails from folks asking, ‘What are we going to do? We can’t allow this to happen,’” Hawkins said. “We have written a letter to the various schools this will affect asking for equal access, fair is fair right? If you’re going to allow Planned Parenthood into the schools and have access to these young people, then certainly you should allow the pro-life community resource groups and pregnancy centers that are scattered throughout LA county to present an alternative.”

Though this is another example of California’s political and cultural extremism, there are plans to extend this program beyond the LA county area. It’s possible that in the future Planned Parenthood may have a physical presence on every high school campus throughout the country.

“Planned Parenthood has been clear that they consider this a test for other school districts,” Hawkins said. “Some of these Planned Parenthood facilities have a ‘sex educator’ presented to schools as a trained expert who can teach the students about sex so that the teacher doesn’t have to do it. Planned Parenthood tells schools that they can outsource the job and responsibility so that the abortion business can build a relationship with impressionable young students. And I think that’s what parents need to understand is you have to pay attention to the curriculum that is being presented to your children about sex and healthy relationships.”

In many ways, the hearts and minds of our young people is on the line when it comes to sexual education on school campuses, especially in high school. Planned Parenthood wants to infiltrate schools so it can foster a relationship with students who will both advocate for it and utilize its services.