LA Times Supports Planned Parenthood Partnership with Local School District

A massive, notoriously scandal-ridden abortion provider is operating in Los Angeles high schools? What could go wrong?

Anna Gorman, writing for the Los Angeles Times on June 5, gave a glowing report of a highly controversial move:  the nation’s largest abortion provider has been put in charge of a public high school’s health care.

Unsurprisingly, Gorman ignored the recent controversies concerning Planned Parenthood. Videos showing Planned Parenthood’s willingness to allow sex-selection abortion and state revocations of funding failed to appear in the report.

School nurses such as Sherry Medrano of Roosevelt High School, dispense ‘free’ birth control products, pregnancy tests, and administer STD screenings. Even emergency contraception like the Plan B ‘Morning-After’ Pill is now available to adolescents. 

Gorman ignored the fact that the apparent elimination of consequences of teenage sexual activity promotes reckless behavior. Nor did she reflect on the fact that a group that encourages sexual behavior may not be the best provider of reproductive health care. Abstinence was never once mentioned as an alternative.

Gorman interviewed Planned Parenthood Executive Director Sue Dunlap, who claimed she has never dealt with a problem regarding confidentiality. "We really don't experience the traditional narrative of angry parents not wanting access to reproductive care in the schools," she said. "It's really the opposite."

Impressionable high school students are conditioned to trivialize morality and sexuality at a young age by Planned Parenthood. Gorman refused to recognize any negative aspects of the collaboration in her report; neither does anyone she talks to in the piece.

Abortion is big business. A large portion of Planned Parenthood’s revenue is generated from tax revenue. According to an American Life League report, the organization received more than $2 billion in federal grants and contracts between 2002 and 2008.The service it provides the public school system is also funded in large part by a taxpayer funded organization.

That being said, it’s hardly a surprise that a publication like the Los Angeles Times would publish an article praising Planned Parenthood, while ignoring any negative information. The story was shocking enough to warrant a link to the Drudge Report.