A South California The school board has postponed a vote on whether to open an on-campus family planning clinic at one of its schools.
The Norwalk-La Mirada The school board’s decision to postpone the vote came as protesters gathered outside a board meeting where the proposal to allow the clinic to John Glenn High School had to be voted on.
The school board would vote on approving a five-year contract with Planned Parenthood Los Angeles to operate the high school clinic in Norwalk, 17 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.
The clinic would be able to provide prescriptions and dispense pharmaceuticals related to reproductive health, including contraceptives. It would also be able to provide insertion of long-acting non-surgical reversible contraceptives, including IUDs, according to the proposal.
According to the proposal.
The proposed agreement states that the clinic will “encourage students to involve their families in decision-making” regarding reproductive health services. But he also said that under California law, minors have the right to consent to these services without parental consent or notification.