The Rockford Register Star posted an article about HB 2675 -- the bill that would modernize the way sexual health information is taught in Illinois. Currently, there is no set standard for what is taught in sex ed throughout the state. This bill would ensure that schools are teaching age-appropriate, comprehensive and medically accurate information, so that students can make informed decisions about their health. The ACLU of Illinois has partnered with Planned Parenthood of Illinois and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago to promote advocacy and garner support for the bill.
Brigid Leahy, director of government relations for Planned Parenthood Illinois, said the proposed legislation could help ensure quality sex education across the state.
“The only thing that would change is if a school is teaching sex ed, we want it taught well,” she said. “We have standards for other courses. This is no different.”