Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Bush Admin: Condoms Bad. Aids Good.
Brazil yesterday became the first country to take a public stand against the Bush administration's massive Aids programme which is seen by many as seeking increasingly to press its anti-abortion, pro-abstinence sexual agenda on poorer countries.[...]
The demand from the US administration, heavily influenced by the religious right, follows what is known as the "global gag" - a ban on US government funds to any foreign-based organisation which has links to abortion. This has resulted in the removal of millions of dollars of funding from family planning clinics worldwide.
Yesterday Pedro Chequer, the director of Brazil's HIV/Aids programme, said the government had managed to resist US pressure during negotiations on the Aids funding to focus on promoting abstinence and fidelity rather than condoms - another ideological battle being waged by the religious right.
Like I said earlier, when you vote for Republicans, your electing politicians who will spend their term whoring themselves out to the religiously insane. Actually, even using the word religious to describe them is kind of a compliment. They're really not religious. They have a set view of morality and world view that they want to impose on everyone else (though often times, not themselves.) They may use a certain passage of the bible to justify their world view, though if they actually followed Jesus as they claim, they would be demanding Bush help the poor, instead of monitoring people's sex lives. There are thousands of lines in the bible about helping the poor, though there's no demand for a war on poverty. Instead they try to stop poor from having sex, and put them in prison if they're holding a plant.