SIECUS mentioned in the Guardian


May 21st, 2024

Contact: Michelle Slaybaugh

WASHINGTON, DC., May 21st, 2024 –SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change was mentioned in an article featured in the reputable British owned publication, The Guardian, titled ‘Meet Baby Olivia’: spate of new bills would require showing anti-abortion video in schools‘.

The article, written by Betsy Reed, an Editor at the Guardian US, references the SIECUS State Profiles and its grading system (Report Card). It’s no surprise that none of the states that have passed the Baby Olivia bill like West Virginia and Iowa, or introduced the regressive legislation like Hawaii, Kentucky and Michigan are ranked above a C grade.

In the past, SIECUS has condemned the Baby Olivia bill due to the medically inaccurate and misleading messaging behind the bill. The 60 year old Sex Ed advocacy organization vehemently disagrees that viewing an ultrasound video is a good practice when teaching sex ed- which they mention their National Sex Ed Standards.

Read the full Guardian article here

Check out our State Profile page to see where your state ranks by clicking here.

Learn about the reintroduction of REAHYA (The Real Education and Access for Healthy Youth Act) here



SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change has served as the national voice for sex education since 1964, asserting that sexuality is a fundamental part of being human, one worthy of dignity and respect. Through policy, advocacy, education, and strategic communications efforts, SIECUS advances sex education as a vehicle for social change—working toward a world where all people can access and enjoy sexual and reproductive freedom as they define it for themselves.