During the first week of the veto session in Springfield, anti-abortion groups were racing around the Capitol coming up with new and more outrageous lies about House Bill 3027, a measure that modernizes Illinois sexual health education standards to incorporate current science. My favorite lie this week - that House Bill 3027 mandates teaching children in public schools about abortion. I’m sure you’ll be surprised to learn the bill says nothing about abortion at all.

Despite the increasingly-hysterical claims of opponents, Illinois currently does not require that schools teach sexual health in accordance with the current science, meaning that the materials do not have to be medically-accurate or age appropriate. House Bill 3027 changes that, ensuring that our schools stress abstinence, but also teach current, accurate, age-appropriate and complete information.