On August 27, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker (D) signed a pro-abortion, pro-LGBT “sex-ed” bill – Senate Bill 818 – that includes teaching students how to procure an abortion, obtain transgender hormones, and access HIV drugs.
(Article by Jack Bingham republished from LifeSiteNews.com)
“Modernizing our sex education standards will help keep our children safe,” claimed Pritzker, adding that the radical new sex-ed curriculum will “deliver the bright future our kids deserve.”
The “bright future,” according to the new curriculum, titled the National Sex Education Standards, includes teaching kindergarteners about “gender identity,” telling third-grade children about “the role of hormone blockers on young people who identify as transgender,” and informing sixth-graders about “pregnancy options,” such as abortion.
The bill, which states that the curriculum “may not” promote any “religious doctrine,” will require teachers to give students information on how to access abortion clinics, seek out hormone drugs, and get on PrEP (a dangerous, often ineffective pill used to have unprotected sex without contracting HIV).
Despite barring the invocation of religious doctrine, the bill states the new instructions are required to be free of bias against race, cultural background, and religion.
The bill also prohibits bias against “sexual behavior” and “HIV status.”
Under the guise of requiring information to be “medically accurate,” the bill suggests that if any information is not in conformity with the pro-abortion, pro-LGBT, and HIV-normalizing curriculum, it will be disallowed.
According to Breitbart, one of the curriculum’s creators is the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), which in 2015 partnered with Planned Parenthood and LGBTQ activists to come up with sex-education guidelines and attempt to have them proliferated nationwide.
The SIECUS website lists the organization’s most recent legislative effort, “The Real Education and Access for Healthy Youth Act,” that has the stated goal of “increasing access to sexual and reproductive health care [for children].”
“Illinois youth will now receive inclusive personal health, safety, and sex education without shame and stigma,” stated Planned Parenthood in a tweet praising the bill.
Expressing gratitude for the increase in sexual information being given to children, state representative Maurice West (D-Rockford) said, “I want to thank Governor Pritzker and my colleagues in the General Assembly for their support in passing this important legislation.”
“Get your kids out [of schools], rapidly take them over, but do not accept the public school system(s),” Texas Congressman Chip Roy (R) tweeted in opposition to the bill.
“[The bill] is not age appropriate, it is sexually charged,” said Republican State Rep. Tony McCombie.
Monica Cline, a former Planned Parenthood employee who left her position to advocate for pro-life causes, also expressed disgust with the bill.
“By looking at the standards and resources the National Sex Education Standards provide, states who encourage adoption of this content are advocating for the abuse of our children by exposing our kids to obscene sexual notions and inappropriate ideas for their age. Put simply, they are enticing and grooming our children for sexual activity,” Cline told Breitbart.
The approval of this bill is one of many instances of inappropriate sexual ideas being promulgated in American classrooms.
In Tennessee, a pre-school teacher and self-described “professional pervert” bragged on social media about her role in the indoctrination of young children with gender and sexual ideologies, while a Massachusetts middle school teacher had a harassment claim levied against her from a cross-dressing school librarian when she opposed sexually explicit and “pornographic” books being dispensed by the school’s library.