An Illinois mother took her local school board to task over their apparent acceptance of the state’s recently passed “comprehensive sex education” bill, also known as the REACH Act, which includes graphic materials from Planned Parenthood. It mandates that every public school district in the state adopt federal “National Sex Education Standards” for grades K-12.
Becky Swan expressed frustration that by requiring implementation of the NSES, the REACH Act “destroys local control over curriculum.” Swan believes the curriculum grooms children by introducing sensitive and inappropriate topics, which many children feel uncomfortable discussing. For Swan, this is also a form of sexual harassment.
Swan went on to give examples of NSES objectives, holding up a book titled “It’s Perfectly Normal.” Written in 1995 by a former Planned Parenthood National Board of Advocates member and re-released in 2021, it contains graphic imagery, and descriptions of sexual organs and techniques — and yet, it is still considered “appropriate” for young children, according to the NSES.
While the original edition of “It’s Perfectly Normal” was endorsed by Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s then-vice president, a 2019 issue of Celebrate Life magazine, a publication from the American Life League, noted that the book’s contents were “clearly pornographic.”
Planned Parenthood’s brand of harmful advice on sex was exposed in a Live Action’s “Sex Ed” investigation in which Planned Parenthood staffers were caught routinely giving dangerous advice to minors about sex. Minor girls were advised to experiment with BDSM and role-playing, while things like whipping, choking, asphyxiation, violent torture sex, and experimentation with horsewhips, clamps, and ropes were presented as normal and healthy. Sex acts which could leave welts, burns, and marks were described as normal, as opposed to abusive or harmful, and girls were also given advice on how to work their way into having anal sex.
Live Action News previously noted concerning aspects of the Illinois bill, including Planned Parenthood’s aggressive lobbying for it, its troubling insistence on using the murky concept of ‘consent’ as the arbiter of whether sexual activity is acceptable or not, and its failure to acknowledge or educate students on the dangers of early sexual activity or the harmful consequences of birth control.
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