Monday, September 04, 2006

A different sort of Protection

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has found that prisoners engage in unprotected sex* and that they are becoming HIV positive. The CDC has urged all states to put into place a condom programs. (Sure wish the CDC would realize (again) that everyone who is engaging in unprotected sex runs the risk of contracting HIV and that the CDC would recommend condom use on their web site, but that is another column).
California recently passed a bill that would allow for condoms to be distributed in prisons. (Its awaiting the Governor's signature). The bill almost did not pass because some legislators objecting on moral grounds to condoms. In this case the condoms would not be used for birth control, but disease control. The moral grounds being the sanctity of life? Is not protecting people --no matter who they are--from a deadly disease not protecting the sanctity of life?

* Yes, even with stringent prison rules and regulations, sex happens.

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