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Obama Voted For Sex Ed For Kindergarten

Mr. Obama is strenuously objecting to this new ad from the McCain Campaign:

However, there is no denying that the ad is completely accurate. Mr. Obama did vote for sex education for kindergartners.

Indeed he bragged about his vote during this speech to Planned Parenthood, back on July 17, 2007:

“Now keep in mind that we’ve been in this fight, Pam and I, back in Illinois when I was the chairman of the Health Care Committee, helped to push through legislation. And I remember Alan Keyes, I ran against Alan Keyes [laughter] I don’t know if you guys remember Alan Keyes.  But I remember him using this in a, his campaign against me saying, [mimicking Alan Keyes] “Barack Obama supports teaching sex education to kindergartners.” [Laughter] And, which I didn’t know what to tell him.

But it’s the right thing to do, you know, to provide age-appropriate sex education, science-based sex education in the schools.”

And, for the record, here is the opening section of the bill in question, from the Illinois General Assembly’s website:

Full Text of SB0099

093_SB0099 LRB093 05269 NHT 05359 b

AN ACT concerning education.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly:

Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Sections 27-9.1 and 27-9.2 as follows:

(105 ILCS 5/27-9.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 27-9.1) Sec. 27-9.1. Sex Education.

(a) No pupil shall be required to take or participate in any class or course in comprehensive sex education if the pupil’s his parent or guardian submits written objection thereto, and refusal to take or participate in such course or  program shall not be reason for suspension or expulsion of such pupil. Each class or course in comprehensive sex education offered in any of grades K 6 through 12 shall include instruction on the prevention of sexually transmitted infections, including the prevention, transmission and spread of HIV AIDS. Nothing in this Section prohibits instruction in sanitation, hygiene or traditional courses in biology.  (b) All public elementary, junior high, and senior high school classes that teach sex education and discuss sexual activity or behavior intercourse shall emphasize that abstinence is an effective method of preventing unintended is the expected norm in that abstinence from sexual intercourse is the only protection that is 100% effective against unwanted teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) when transmitted sexually.

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Note that the crossed out language was dropped from the bill and the underlined words were added.

So this bill specifically amended the school code to change sex education from including sixth grade through twelfth grade — to including kindergartners.

The other emendations are pretty telling, too.

For instance:

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So, no, Mr. Obama has no grounds for complaint.

Though we sure do.


This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, September 10th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Obama Voted For Sex Ed For Kindergarten”

  1. chardonnay

    I heard Tony Blankly tell alan Colmes that Obama absolutely voted for this, and told him to read section 5. So, curious as to who is telling the truth, as if I don’t know, I did a quick internet search, and landed on one of my most trusted sites.

    Democrats beware of your LIES, because the average American, who is not a member of the liberal intelligentsia, can, within nano seconds, fact check every one of your statements. Clearly Obama lied AGAIN!

    Geez, maybe Sweetness & Light could post a list of lies, er, misstatements, by Democrats just since Jan 2008. I’d pitch in for the extra bandwidth needed.

  2. carress

    Each class or course in comprehensive sex education offered in any of grades K 6 through 12 shall include instruction on the prevention of sexually transmitted infections, including the prevention, transmission and spread of HIV AIDS.

    This means *If you teach sex ed, you must include X, Y , and Z*

    This is basic semantics. anyone with any sense of logic can discern between the above and a directive to teach sex ed to anyone.
    Each cookie you eat between 7am and 11pm must have chocolate chips.
    Is that in any way shape or form telling you to eat cookies for breakfast?

    Beyond basic mathematical logic, common sense would say that no individual in his right mind would dictate the same instruction to a five year old as a fifteen year old.

    Additionally, the ‘other emendations are pretty telling, too’ – it is not the government’s place to legislate its members’ morality and force it upon anyone.

    Some people are gay, some people don’t get married, and DO have sex. It is not your place to pass judgment on what adults do with each other. Notice, I said ADULTS because to try to drill an idea into the head of the youth is to affect their behavior as adults. You will not teach my child that sex is only between a married man and woman- cuz it simply is not truth.

  3. gipper

    carress said: “You will not teach my child that sex is only between a married man and woman- cuz it simply is not truth.”

    So, sex between an uncle and a niece is okay? How about sex between a man an a moose? A woman and a wombat? Where does it stop, carress? Where do you draw the line? I can tell you that there is NO line with the likes of you.

  4. wirenut

    The simple truth is, if we let people with NO morals or values teach their version of the facts . Than anything can be “the truth” . I can not pass judgement on others . I can only judge others behaviors as I have been tought . I had some really great teachers in my past ! Have a nice big cup of fructose .

  5. JohnMG

    …..”I can tell you that there is NO line with the likes of you…..”

    Meet moral equivalence, gipper. By extension, the line of reasoning espoused by caress would find no difference between the atrocities committed at the Nazi death camps, and all of the deaths which resulted from battling Nazism. I mean, after all, killing is killing, right?

  6. carress

    Are you seriously equating sex between two homosexuals, or two straight unmarried people with bestiality and incest?? I gave two prime examples of the TRUTH about sex, but you chose to find two extreme examples that nearly everyone wold find reprehensible and pretend I espouse those activities.

    And my line of thinking puts nazi killings and anti-nazi killings on the same level? From WHERE in my post do you draw that correlation?

    You, gipper, can tell me that there is No line with the “likes of me”, all you want. That’s another falsehood, again simply not true, and based on nothing that I said.


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