Peoria Public Radio Staff
Thu May 23, 2013
Sex ed measure heads to the Governor
"In fantasy land, we teach our kids abstinence - and they listen. But we know they don't necessarily follow that advice. They are going to be confronted with the issue of sex before they're 21 yeras old, or 25, or whenever they decide to get married."
"I can't imagine me going to, when my kids grew up, saying to them - by the way, sex is wrong ... and to say to them, once you get that out of your mouth, but if you're going to do it, here's the way to do it that it's safer."
That's Senator Dave Luechtefeld, of Okawville. Despite his and other Republicans' objections, the measure passed, 37 to 21. Parents who object are free to take their kids out of sex ed.