Petition to Remove Planned Parenthood from Knox County Schools
Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, has shown a pattern of disregard for the rights of parents while violating mandatory reporting laws for sexual abuse. We also find the material on their teen websites encourages risky sexual behavior and undermines the authority of parents. This pattern has recently been confirmed when they made a presentation at Hardin Valley Academy in Knoxville, TN WITHOUT parental knowledge or consent. I, as a parent, do not believe that Planned Parenthood emphasizes abstinence from sexual relations outside of marriage, the right and responsibility of a person to refuse to engage in such relations, or promotes basic moral values as is required in TN state law TCA 49-6-1301. I also do not believe they are of upright character and of good public standing as is required in TN state law TCA 49-6-1302.