The following email from David Smith of the Illinois Family Institute reached my computer:
This afternoon, the Illinois Senate voted 30 to 28 (with one voting present) to pass HB 3027. Look at the picture below to see the official voting record of how your state senator voted, or click HERE to download it.
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.
Take ACTION: Click HERE to send an email or a fax to your state representative today to ask him/her to vote NO to HB 3027.
We need a flood of calls, emails and faxes today and tomorrow if we hope to stop this bill from passing in the Illinois House. Call the Capitol switchboard at (217) 782-2000 and ask to be transferred to your state representative to urge him/her to vote against HB 3027.
Please take a few minutes NOW to contact your state representative: Message: Oppose HB 3027 to ensure that students in our taxpayer funded schools are not needlessly subjected to “comprehensive” or “Abstinence Plus” sex education that emphasize and encourage contraception use, rather than abstinence.
Contraception-centered sex-education curricula encourage children and youth into early sexual experimentation. They mislead youth and create a false hope that condoms will provide sufficient protection from the physical, emotional and social consequences of early sexual activity. Authentic abstinence education programs provide youth with life and character skills, not condom skills. Sexual activity among youth is far too costly for adolescents, families, society and taxpayers.
Passing HB 3027 would mandate the teaching of curricula that most parents and taxpayers would find objectionable. Please take a moment to contact your state senator to urge him/her to stand in opposition to this bill.
Local State Senators Pam Althoff, Dan Duffy and Chris Lauzen opposed the legislation. The Senate roll call on House Bill 3027 is below:
When the bill passed the Illinois House it was apparently non-controversial. It passed 110-0.