Sex-Ed Bill Passed in House of Commons Forcing Schools to Promote Homosexuality, Abortion. Later On Dropped
Controversial sex ed bill passed in the house of commons and only later turned down as a legislative project. Under the bill, schools, both religious and secular, would have had to give children information on homosexual relationships as well as artificial contraception and abortion, including on how to obtain abortions and contraceptives. Catholic and Anglican schools would have been required to promote abortion, contraception, “civil partnerships” and homosexuality as “normal and harmless.”The House of Commons voted 68 to 177 in favor to pass third reading of the government’s sex-education bill in a vote that pro-life and pro-family advocates have called “deplorable.”
Under the bill, schools, both religious and secular, would have been required to give children information on homosexual relationships as well as artificial contraception and abortion. The government confirmed that these programs would specifically include information for children on how to obtain abortions and contraceptives.
Under current rules, parents have the right to withdraw their child from sex and relationship education (SRE) classes up until the age of 19. But the bill would have lowered that to 15, ensuring that students receive at least one year of sex-education. The BBC notes that currently, only 0.04 per cent of parents use the opt-out.
The bill then went to the House of Lords and was finally dropped with the change of the government.