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New Sex Ed Bill in Springfield — Still Bad

The “comprehensive” sex education bill that we alerted you to in March has been re-written and re-introduced as HB 3027 and will soon be heard in the Illinois State Senate.

Background

HB 3027 is completely unnecessary and an intrusion into local control. Public schools in Illinois already have the ability to teach “comprehensive” sex education if they wish. Local public school administrators do not need a mandate from Springfield telling them they must teach comprehensive sex education when the preponderance of evidence suggests that authentic abstinence education is successful.

Our own Laurie Higgins identifies a number of significant problems with …

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Sex-Ed Bill in Springfield Would Outlaw Abstinence Programs

SENATE BILL WOULD REQUIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO CHOOSE INAPPPROPRIATE CONDOM- TRAINING SEX ED PROGRAMS AND OUTLAW ABSTINENCE EDUCATION PROGRAMS

SENATE BILL 1619, sponsored by State Senator Heather A. Steans (D-Chicago), is a legislative proposal that would create a so-called “Personal Responsibility Education Program Act.” This bill is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Public Health Committee at the State Capitol in Springfield on Tuesday, March 8th at 1:00pm.

Background

SB 1619 mandates that all elementary and secondary public schools that offer sex education or sexual health education programs must choose only programs from a list of curricula approved …

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