According to a Life News report, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a pro-abortion sex education bill into law Friday, ignoring cries from both Democrats and Republicans about the explicit, “sexually charged” curriculum that will be pushed on children as young as kindergarten.
Life News notes:
The new law, which goes into effect immediately, requires public schools that provide sex education to follow the National Sex Education Standards. Parents may opt out their children.
The National Sex Education Standards were developed by abortion advocacy groups, including Planned Parenthood, Sister Song and Advocates for Youth. These “standards” teach children that an abortion is just a “medicinal or surgical procedure that ends a pregnancy” and instruct them on how to find abortion facilities in their area.
Pritzker claimed the new law will “modernize” sex education in the state and “ensure important lessons like consent and internet safety are taught in classrooms.”
Breitbart further reports:
State Rep. Tony McCombie (R) said during debate on the bill in May the goal of sex ed “is to help young people grow into healthier sexual relationships and healthier adults.”
“[The bill] is not age appropriate, it is sexually charged,” he asserted.
Illinois Rep. Fred Crespo (D) expressed concern that no other state had signed onto the NSES standards.
“The thing that bothers me the most is that, I know it’s permissive, but we’re telling schools that if you don’t use these standards you cannot teach sex ed,” he added.