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Stop SB 818 Democrats Comprehensive Sex Ed Bill

Stop the Sexualization of Our Young Children!

Illinois Legislators passed a bill requiring that any school district teaching sex education must use the National Sex Education Standards (NSES).

Please take action today to stop this legislation.

  • Unfunded mandate that destroys local control over curriculum

  • Sexually grooms young children by introducing sensitive and inappropriate topics

  • Introduces topics many youth would be uncomfortable discussing and is therefore a form of sexual harassment.

Sampling of the NSES (https://advocatesforyouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/NSES-2020-web.pdf):

Grades K-2:

  1. Identify different kinds of families (e.g., nuclear, single parent, blended, intergenerational, cohabitating, adoptive, foster, same-gender, interracial)

  2. Define gender, gender identity, and gender-role stereotypes

  3. List medically accurate names for body parts, including the genitals

Grades 3-5:

  1. Explain common human sexual development and the role of hormones (e.g., romantic and sexual feelings, masturbation, mood swings, timing of pubertal onset)

  2. Describe the role hormones play in the physical, social, cognitive, and emotional changes during adolescence and the potential role of hormone blockers on young people who identify as transgender

  3. Define and explain differences between cisgender, transgender, gender nonbinary, gender expansive, and gender identity. Explain that gender expression and gender identity exist along a spectrum

  4. Differentiate between sexual orientation and gender identity

Grades 6-8:

  1. Define vaginal, oral, and anal sex

  2. Define sexual identity and explain a range of identities related to sexual orientation (e.g., heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian, gay, queer, twospirit, asexual, pansexual)

  3. List at least four methods of contraception that are available without a prescription (e.g., abstinence, condoms, emergency contraception, withdrawal)

Grades 9-12:

  1. Differentiate between sex assigned at birth, gender identity, and gender expression

  2. Identify factors that impact the risk of unintended pregnancy and potential transmission of STDs, including HIV, from a variety of sexual behaviors, including vaginal, oral, and anal sex

  3. Define reproductive justice and explain its history and how it relates to sexual health

Take Action Now!

1. Write, Call and Speak to your School Board, and Demand that your school board pass a resolution stating they will not enforce this curriculum mandate and requesting a full VETO by the Governor of SB818.

2. Ask your Superintendents, Principals, and Legislators to request the Governor VETO the legislation.

3. Share important facts:

  • 62% of Illinoisans OPPOSE Comprehensive Sex Education – polling conducted March 2021, includes pro-choice Democrats

  • Comprehensive Sex Ed in CPS Failed! Students in the CPS sex-ed program “…were just as likely as youth receiving the standard health curriculum to have sex, and to have sex without a condom...”

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