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Sen. Ochoa Bough debating AB 1940. (Photo: screen capture sen.ga.gov)

CA Senate Passes ‘Healthcare’ Clinics for K-12 Students, Along Party Lines

The state and school boards can actually facilitate abortions, vaccinations, and drug abuse treatment for children without parental consent

By Katy Grimes, August 27, 2022 10:07 am

California Democrats just passed a bill to fund healthcare clinics in the state’s K-12 public schools, against Republicans’ and the California Department of Finance’s objections. Included in the primary health care services are mental health services, “reproductive health services” (abortions, birth control), vaccinations, and drug abuse treatment. The clincher is that parental consent is not needed for any of these health services. In fact, according to bill analysis, “The Right to Life League said that this bill will ensure that state-funded chemical or surgical abortions can secretly and conveniently take place on school campuses, public or private, without parental involvement and without a doctor.”

The Department of Finance warned of the hundreds of millions of dollars to fund the School-Based Health Center Support Program (SBHCS Program).

The Senate had an intense debate Friday over AB 1940 by Assemblyman Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) to fund healthcare clinics within California public schools.

Senate Republicans were particularly concerned about these onsite health centers that don’t require parental involvement. Sen. Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (R-Redlands) asked Sen. Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) about the ages of children served, and if the health clinics would be in elementary, middle and/or high schools. 

Sen. Melissa Hurtado debating AB 1940. (Photo: screen capture sen.ga.gov)

“The decisions are being made by schools and school districts,” Sen. Hurtado said. “It will be decided at the local level what services they provide to students.”

“Last year we passed a bill prohibiting health plans from informing parents medications children as young as 12 could receive,” Sen. Ochoa Bogh said. “We are now providing these services on campuses without parents, through their health plans, knowing what is being provided to their children.”

“We are opening a can of worms. Think very deeply about what that could mean,” Sen. Ochoa Bogh said. “That means that state, our school boards, can actually facilitate medical treatment for children with absolutely no knowledge or engagement from the parents. We are basically emancipating our children with their healthcare in the state of California. As a parent and future grandparent, I am extremely concerned about where we are going.”

 According to the California Family Council, the bill passed last year that Sen. Ochoa Bogh referred to is AB 1184 by Sen. Dave Cortese (D-Silicon Valley), which requires insurance companies to hide from parents “sensitive” services including abortions, sexual assault, and mental health treatment that their children are receiving. Planned Parenthood sponsored that bill and would be one of the beneficiaries of this new bill, because they are advocating to set up health clinics within public schools.

Senators Grove and Dahle debating AB 1940. (Photo: screen capture sen.ga.gov)

“These on-site health care centers are to provide ‘comprehensive health care’ that is ‘age appropriate,” said Sen. Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield). “We all know that this legislative body has passed legislation that says appropriate age healthcare is 12-year-olds, for them to be taken off campus for an abortion without their parent’s knowledge.”

“This is why thousands of parents are taking their kids out of public schools, because it is turning into a health facility without our knowledge, and it is wrong,” Sen. Brian Dahle (R-Redding) said. “[Parents] do understand one thing, that this legislature is moving in a direction to take away the control of your child and letting somebody else administer their healthcare at school.”

“I have heard a lot of comments today about what people want and honestly what I want is for politicians to keep their nose out of our business and the business of our kids,” said Sen. Melissa Melendez (R-Murrieta). “It is not the government’s role to raise our children. It is not the government’s role to decide what healthcare is best for them. Parents need to be involved. Parents need to be the ultimate decision maker regarding these health decisions for their children.”

“What if your child is thinking about ‘self-harm or suicide,'” Melendez asked her Senate colleagues. “Wouldn’t you want to know that that is going on in your child’s life so that you could partner with the healthcare professionals to help your child? Would you appreciate it if you were cut out of the loop and didn’t even know was thinking that?”

“Government employees and politicians think they know what is best for kids,” Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Chico) said. “The blood bond of having a child, of raising a child is so superior than the abstract concept ‘we know what is best.'”

“Let’s quit trying to be the parent and let those who are the parent be the parent.”

The Senate approved the bill along a party-line vote.

You can watch the entire debate at this link.

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27 thoughts on “CA Senate Passes ‘Healthcare’ Clinics for K-12 Students, Along Party Lines

  1. Gov Newsom had better think long and hard about signing this monstrosity into if he wants to stay in the presidential game. And, as if what’s stated isn’t bad enough, who is to say that the whole transgender hormone and surgical experimentation on children won’t be folded into it, with schools as direct actors or, at the very least, as brokers?

    1. We are DOOMED as Democrats if this bill passed. It’s too much! We are headed in the wrong direction and we will lose the hold as Californians stop supporting the democratic agenda as it continues to shove positions down the throats of parents. There aren’t enough democrats to hold us as a blue state with this crazy agenda of Health Care for K-12” no parental consent needed? Enough! Please please do not push this thru!

      1. Carmen, is this enough to make you consider voting for candidate who is not a Democrat? This is where your party lives now. Carefully consider if you agree with the positions now taken by Democrats. Unless Ca Democrats break ranks with these radical positions through their votes, nothing will change and the state will continue to degrade.

    2. ShowandTell, you can count on the hormone therapy and top surgery being included because that is Planned Parenthood’s new ploy to bring kids in early and keep them right through their child bearing (or non-bearing) years. They broaden their influence and increase revenue this way. They have no shame.

      1. Thanks, Erin, for that very interesting point about Planned Parenthood and what they are up to.
        Completely believe PP is capable of this.
        By the way, L.A. Children’s Hospital has a “Transgender Youth Dept.” (if you can believe it) where kids would be funneled in SoCal for hormones and surgery, I expect. I’m sure L.A. is not the only CA city where the “children’s hospitals” (!!!) have such departments.

  2. Did Salas ghost-write this for Weiner???

    Or, is this just CA Democrats’ version of Hillary’s “It takes a village” philosophy where the State takes precedence over the parents and can inject them with whatever the STATE deems appropriate???

    If I was a parent in California, I’d be raising holy hell…

    This is a complete violation of the primacy of a parent-child/family relationship….

  3. Time to take your children out of the public schools. What country are we living in or what planet are we living on? This would be UNTHINKABLE years ago. Home schooling if you can do it is the way to go.

  4. “It is not the government’s role to raise our children. It is not the government’s role to decide what healthcare is best for them. Parents need to be involved. Parents need to be the ultimate decision maker regarding these health decisions for their children.” – Senator Melendez (R)

    Leninist Democrats (D) want ALL children to be wards of the state (in loco parentis) to be indoctrinated and turned into servile sheep. To Democrats it is obvious that the STATE knows what is BEST for children. Democrats have no interest in letting parents stand in their way. After all, this IS communist California.

    “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted…Give me a child for the first 5 years of his life and he will be mine forever…Give us the child for eight years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.”- Vladimir Lenin

  5. When are the folks of our state finally going to realize that public schooling is not about education anymore, it is all about indoctrination. Again, pointing out an actually fact!!

  6. Newsom will sign this, his presidential aspirations be damned. His financial support, names like Soros, are behind it. As of today, anyone still sending their children to public schools is not simply aiding and abetting child abuse; you’re sending your child into the new death camps. The cabal now has the means to begin a massive ‘vaccine’ campaign aimed at children, Covid mRNA gene treatments, Monkeypox, phage display-delivered gene therapy, you name it, without those pesky parents getting in the way. Watch closely; you’re about to see how systematic, corporate genocide is done.

  7. This leaves children without parental guidance and protection from predators and pedophiles. The schools don’t care about our children and pharmaceutical controlled legislators are creating a system that can use children to enrich big Pharma. So who pays for this medical treatments the parent’s insurance or taxpayers?

  8. This is outrageous! I have already decided to take my kid out of the public school system for the 2023-24 school year . How many kids will have their lives destroyed or lost due to crazy politics? How are they going to explain to a parent if a child dies from a vaccination or procedure?

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