Washington, DC— Americans United for Life, a national leader in life-affirming law and policy, is alarmed by the recent disclosure that Planned Parenthood is planning to have a presence in fifty Los Angeles area schools.

Statement from Catherine Glenn Foster, Americans United for Life President & CEO:

Planned Parenthood does not belong in our schools. That Planned Parenthood, America’s deadliest nonprofit, will now be operating in fifty Los Angeles schools should outrage both parents and teachers. Planned Parenthood continues to target younger and younger girls, posing as a health services organization despite their power and profit flowing from abortion.

No one can trust that Planned Parenthood will provide unbiased or medically sound support to students. Planned Parenthood’s lame assurance that no abortions will be provided on school grounds only serves to underscore the darkly comic nature of their presence on school grounds.

Planned Parenthood fired Dr. Leana Wen, their own president, because they believed Dr. Wen was not doing enough to promote abortion and for her focus on women’s health. Yet Americans are now supposed to believe that Planned Parenthood cares about women’s health, just months after firing their own president over the same issue?

Young women deserve health care, and Americans United for Life has been a part of the solution since before Roe and abortion came to afflict our country. We will continue to fight for authentic care and life-affirming options for all.

We need transparency, integrity, and accuracy in women’s health—especially when it comes to care for those most vulnerable to exploitation, like school children.

Americans United for Life (AUL) is a nonprofit, public-interest law and policy organization that holds the distinction of being the first national pro-life organization in America—incorporated in 1971. It protects and defends human life from conception to natural death through vigorous legislative, judicial, and educational efforts.

press@aul.org or 202-741-4921