Louisiana lawmakers pass bill to bar Planned Parenthood from state’s classrooms
Louisiana’s classrooms will soon be off-limits to representatives from Planned Parenthood and other organizations that financially profit from abortion.
On Tuesday, the Louisiana Senate gave final approval to a bill that prohibits individuals linked to groups with a financial incentive to promote abortion from distributing health information in schools, the Associated Press reports.
The measure passed both chambers of the Louisiana State Legislature by a combined vote of 122-11, and is expected to be officially signed into law by Gov. Bobby Jindal in the coming days, TheAdvocate.com reports.
While the legislation does not identify Planned Parenthood by name, it’s widely understood lawmakers had that group in mind when they wrote the bill – and for good reason.
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America has amassed a stunning fortune – with reported assets of more than $1.6 billion – in large part by killing unborn children. A recent report reveals Planned Parenthood aborted 327,166 babies in the year ending Sept. 30, 2012.
Some hardcore progressives are upset that Planned Parenthood won’t be allowed to disperse its propaganda and troll for clients in Louisiana’s schools anymore.
“Teens need to know how to make responsible decisions and stay healthy. What this bill is doing is taking one of the pre-eminent organizations in this country out of the classroom,” warned Democratic Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, according to the AP.
“This is a direct attack on an entity that is performing a very, very good service,” Peterson added.
In a prepared statement, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Louisiana state director Melissa Flournoy warned the restriction will prevent the state’s young people from receiving “accurate, age-appropriate sex education or materials in schools.”
“In a state with dangerously high rates of teen pregnancy and STDs, this bill could have devastating, lifelong consequences for our teens,” Flournoy said, according to TheAdvocate.com.
Somehow, we think Louisiana teens will still have access to birth control – especially since Obamacare requires health insurance companies to hand out contraceptives like they’re Tic Tacs. We also believe the state’s health teachers will still be able to educate students on STD prevention, even without assistance from a Planned Parenthood official nearby.
It’s possible the only negative effects of the bill will be seen on Planned Parenthood’s bank account.
And isn’t that just too bad?