First, let's see the ad that has caused the Obama camp and much of the media to go into epilectic fits, ranting "liar, liar!"
This was enough to throw the libs into a tizzy.
The problem is, it's true, and Obama whole-heartedly supports it. He says so in this video...
With a sea of Planned Parenthood banners for his backdrop, Obama, after making fun of how Alan Keyes speaks (Keyes is a brilliant man, but he lost to Obama in the Senate race two years ago - an excellent man, ardent conservative, and, yes, has a peculiar manner of speaking), affirms his support for the state senate bill in question.
Key things about the bill:
- It tore down traditional values in the law, getting rid of "honor and respect for monogamous heterosexual marriage"
- It legalized teaching K-12 sex education. (Changed from grades 6-12.)
So, though Obama went to a supposedly Christian church for 20 years, he supported a bill that removed any basis of judeo-christian values from sex education. Abstinence apparently could then only be taught as a method to avoid getting HIV, not as a desirable lifestyle choice. So "medically accurate" replaces morally accurate.
Also, the bill was apparently part of a suite of bills, a morally bankrupt trifecta that legalizes sex education to kindergardeners while disallowing the teaching of morality, publicly funds abortion, and provides "contraceptive equity in health insurance", which probably means publicly funded contraception. Who says you can't legislate morality?! As long as it's the immoral kind, liberals do think you can legislate it.
Here is a link to the Illinois senate bill, SB0099.
Quotes from Byron York's article:
Obama’s explanation for his vote has been accepted by nearly all commentators. And perhaps that is indeed why he voted for Senate Bill 99, although we don’t know for sure. But we do know that the bill itself was much more than that. The fact is, the bill’s intention was to mandate that issues like contraception and the prevention of sexually-transmitted diseases be included in sex-education classes for children before the sixth grade, and as early as kindergarten. Obama’s defenders may howl, but the bill is what it is.