A high school senior decided recently that she wants to become sexually active with her boyfriend. But she is not yet comfortable talking to her mom about birth control and would be unable to get to a doctor’s appointment on her own. Instead, she walked over to the new well-being center at school during a free period.It was easy. Planned Parenthood runs a sexual healthcare clinic at Esteban Torres High School in East L.A. once a week. Other days educators are available for stress management and students’ other health concerns, including substance abuse. The clinic is part of an initiative — funded by the L.A. County departments of public health and mental health and Planned Parenthood Los Angeles — to open 50 such centers in schools throughout the county in the next year. The effort, which will cost at least $12 million in its first year, is designed to bring much-needed health and wellness care to underserved teenagers at a time when Los Angeles and other … [Read more...] about L.A. County and Planned Parenthood to open 50 high school sexual health and well-being centers
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Planned Parenthood announced Wednesday it has partnered with the County of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to open 50 taxpayer-funded centers that will distribute birth control drugs and provide “pregnancy options counseling” to teens.The nation’s largest abortion chain says it is calling the new in-school programs “Well Being Centers.” Alexis McGill Johnson, interim president and CEO of Planned Parenthood, in a press statement said: This groundbreaking program means that students don’t have to worry about missing school just to access the quality health care, education, and resources they need. Too many young people don’t have access to the health care or information they need to live their healthiest lives — and these Well being [sic] Centers are helping to change that.” Yesterday, @PPLosAngeles announced the opening of the first five of 50 High School Wellbeing Centers. This … [Read more...] about Planned Parenthood to Open 50 Los Angeles School Centers Offering ‘Pregnancy Options Counseling’
The ACLU and Planned Parenthood joined the California Board of Education to create a sex education agenda that allows curricula teaching about explicit sex acts and gender theory for the state’s K-12 students.On May 8, the state board of education adopted a revision of the Health Education Framework, set to take effect in the 2019-2020 academic year. Previously, ACLU and Planned Parenthood collaborated on AB329 in 2016, the bill known as the California Healthy Youth Act. “Abstinence-only instruction is not permitted,” observes ACLU in its online publication titled “Fast Facts About the California Healthy Youth Act.” The California Department of Education responded to “frequently asked questions” about abstinence-only sex ed, stating, “Abstinence may not be discussed in isolation from other methods of preventing HIV, other STIs, and pregnancy.” “Instruction and materials may not be in conflict with or undermine … [Read more...] about California’s Sex and Gender Ed: ‘Abstinence-Only’ and ‘Religious Doctrine’ Not Allowed
By Felicia Mello, CalMatters From within and without, the University of California is under pressure to stop requiring the high stakes test for admissions. Here's what could happen next. The debate over whether to stop using the SAT in admissions at the sprawling and nationally influential University of California is approaching a turning point. Anti-testing groups are expected to file a lawsuit Tuesday demanding that the university drop the requirement for students to submit scores on the exam. This year's Varsity Blues scandal illustrated just how far wealthy families will go to game it. And a growing number of UC regents and chancellors are publicly questioning its usefulness. Less obvious, however, is what a post-SAT University of California might look like. Would the university simply go test-optional — letting students choose whether to submit scores — or test-flexible, accepting another standardized test in lieu of the SAT and its lesser-used cousin, the ACT? Should … [Read more...] about If The University Of California Drops SAT, What Would Take Its Place?
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for Oct. 11 Fox News Flash top headlines for Oct. 11 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed 15 gun-related bills into law Friday, tightening the state's already-stringent Second Amendment restrictions. One of the bills, which expands a so-called "red flag" law to allow co-workers, employers and educators to seek gun violence restraining orders against firearms owners they fear are a danger to themselves and others, was vetoed twice by Newsom's predecessor, Jerry Brown. Newsom also signed a companion bill allowing the gun violence restraining orders to last one and five years, although the gun owners could petition to end those restrictions earlier. The bill also allows judges to issue search warrants at the same time as they grant the orders. The warrants can be used immediately if the gun owners are served with the relinquishment orders but fail to turn … [Read more...] about California adopts nation’s broadest gun seizure laws