Friday, December 28, 2007

Preventing AIDS Prevention

Congress and President Bush should act to eliminate the law that prohibits the use of federal funds for needle-exchange programs in the United States or abroad.

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This is a case where ideology trumps research. We would rather have higher rates of transmission of disease, greater expense treating the disease after the fact, and more human suffering rather than appear to be "soft on crime." I really question why we bother spending money on science and math education when so much of our public policy is driven by ideology.

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