HB 165 – Health Standards Mandate

The push to envelop Ohio in the national Health Standards is getting stronger. Although 19 witnesses testified last week against SB 121, the sponsors (Senators Stephanie Kunze (R) and Vernon Sykes (D)) are seeking to offer amendments to “appease” those who see these standards as opeing the door for pro-abortion curriculum and instruction in the classroom. Also, in meeting with the House Primary and Secondary Education Committee Chairman Rep. Don Jones, I learned that a meeting between the sponsors of SB 121 and of House Bill 165 (the House version of the Health Standards Mandate) is being planned to “harmonize” the two versions of the initiative, likely to expedite passage once one of them (most likely SB 121) can be voted through the chamber it is now in. ACTION: Please call your legislators (both House and Senate) to oppose both of these bills. Respectfully let them know Ohio already has standards in law for Health Education and the bills are unnecessary and may open the door to pro-abortion forces having greater access to our schools.

From Friday 5 – November 8, 2019