Parents of public school students in CA are often surprised to discover that schools can legally facilitate abortion, contraceptive and hormone-therapy services off-campus without parental consent or notification.

That authority recently expanded in an alarming way. The Los Angeles Unified School District announced it is partnering with Planned Parenthood (the world's largest abortion provider) to create "Wellbeing Centers" ON CAMPUS. Since what happens in LAUSD tends to spread like fungus everywhere else, it's a good idea to ask what will these Wellbeing Centers provide?

"Social, emotional, and sexual health services." Meaning promoting adolescent sexual activity (with condoms and birth control); 2) encouraging teens to act on their attractions regardless of the imprinting it may cause on all future sexual behavior and preferences; 3) undermining religious and moral counseling which takes place in the home.

"Pregnancy options counseling." Planned Parenthood has a well-documented history of not referring for adoption, and THEY SELL ABORTIONS. Which of the 3 "pregnancy options" do you think your daughter will be presented with?

"Another set of caring adults to whom they can come with those strange life questions." "Caring" adults who sell abortion services without parental consent or notification. "Caring" adults who are happy to provide hormone therapy guaranteeing a sustained connection to PP services, becoming a source for federal funding. "Caring" adults who have been recorded enthusiastically willing to receive donations to be used to terminate babies of color. "Caring" adults who also facilitate the exploitation of minors by pimps, sex-traffickers and pedophiles.

If you want to know the type of advice these counselors are trained to give teenagers, watch this video -- but be advised: IT'S DISTURBING. If you can stomach it, I suggest you close your eyes and imagine the adult you are listening to is talking to YOUR CHILD in a "non-clinical" environment, like a coffee shop. If you overheard this conversation at Starbucks, you would recognize it's not only inappropriate, but clearly grooming.

In Real Life, these "wellbeing centers" mean your 14 year old daughter who is worried she might be pregnant, can cut her 3rd period English class, and walk across campus to take a pregnancy test. Is the first person she will talk to about her positive test result and what it might mean to her health, relationships or future goals her parents? Nope. It will be a "caring adult" who sells abortions.

One more reason to get yourself informed and your children ROOTED at LoveFest '20!

In case you missed it, the Hallmark channel ran a commercial for, a wedding registry site which featured two lesbian brides passionately kissing. OneMillionMoms protested, and Hallmark pulled the commercials... but then Hollywood and LGBTQ community protested, mocked and threatened to boycott the Hallmark channel. Like Chik-fil-A before them, Hallmark had no actual defining belief or principle to defend, so they reversed their decision, and reinstated the commercials. Their statement after the hullabaloo indicated it was "keep-or-yank" based on whoever made the most noise. And as usual, the angry mob with the deep-pockets won.

This is a loss all the way around. The OneMillionMoms reaction to the commercials reinforced the stereotype that Christians/conservatives "hate" gays. Hallmark, until this happened, a leader in the "family-friendly entertainment" industry, proves they have no sincerely-held convictions and will bow to pressure on their pocketbook. And the LGBTQ community gains confidence in applying bullying tactics to silence anyone who disagrees with their view.

The real losers here though are those who hold traditional family views and values. We lost even more ground in the culture war -- and worse, perhaps heaped reproach on the name of Christ. The majority of American society has already normalized same-sex marriage. They never hear the arguments for the social benefits of legally sanctioning only male-female unions, therefore as far as the culture is concerned, there are none. In fact, they consider SSM fair, loving, and progressive, which means, by definition, anyone who objects or protests SSM is unfair, unloving and backward. Hardly the image ambassadors for Christ intend to project.

Reality Check please. The traditional religious perspective is in the minority now. To change hearts and minds, we must have compassionate, well-thought out and well-reasoned approaches. If that isn't your first "go-to" tactic, then please join us for LoveFest '20: Rooted to learn how you can be a more effective ambassador for Christ.

Karen England is the Executive Director of Capitol Resource Institute. She first became involved in advocacy work after observing the harm that was caused by many bills in the California legislature that were proving destructive of the family and traditional family values, in particular,

  • Arguing for parental notification requirements before teens and preteens could have access to surgical abortions.

  • Leading the statewide referendum campaign “Save Our Kids” in an effort to overturn SB 777.

  • Spearheading coalitions such as the Stop SB48 campaign and the Privacy for All Students’ initiative to overturn the “Bathroom Bill,” AB 1266, which requires that schools cater to students’ gender identity, and provide access to bathrooms, locker rooms, and sports teams of the gender with which they identify.

Karen has been featured on various media outlets including the Laura Ingraham Show, The O’Reilly Factor, The San Francisco Chronicle, World Net Daily, the FlashReport, and Fox News, to name a few. She has long been a coveted speaker among conservative crowds across the states of California and Nevada, due to her passion and engaging conversational personality.

Karen lives in Reno, Nevada and is happily married to John England.