The Chicago Tribune reports on the current status of the bill that would create guidelines for teaching comprehensive sexual health education in Illinois schools. After passing in the House, the bill now awaits a vote on the Senate floor.
Sponsoring Sen. Heather Steans argued that sex education today must be "comprehensive, age-appropriate and medically accurate." Abstinence-only programs no longer suit schools, the Democratic legislator said.
"Kids are doing this," said Steans, of Chicago. "We need to give them proper and better tools to inform them. Our goal is we need to limit teenage pregnancy."