The Endorsement: Carla Bruni
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Big Fight At AIDS Conference When The Most Successful AIDS Fighter In Africa Says Abstinence Is The Best Way
Who knew AIDS could get so political? Oh yeah, all of us. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni -- that's Uganda, one of the few bright spots in the AIDS struggle in Africa -- caused a furor when he stated that abstinence was the best solution for AIDS.
Forget for a moment that it makes common sense that abstaining from sex would halt a sexually transmitted disease. This is the country that is the only success story in Africa outlining their methodology.
Obviously that kind of success could not go un-criticized. Condoms, after all, cost government money to buy and distribute. A cultural swing like abstinence costs nothing except money spent on awareness. AIDS activists insist that their conduct shouldn't be modified. Well, except for giving them free condoms, which have done nothing to halt the spread of AIDS. Odd how political activists don't want to modify anyone's conduct except that of President Bush.
U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee, the only member of Congress to attend the week-long meeting, accused the Bush administration of using ideology, not science, to dictate policy. "In an age where five million people are newly infected each year and women and girls too often do not have the choice to abstain, an abstinence until marriage program is not only irresponsible, it's really inhumane," Lee said. "Abstaining from sex is oftentimes not a choice, and therefore their only hope in preventing HIV infection is the use of condoms," she added.
This makes perfect sense to Democrats. Women have no choice about having sex but they can somehow force men to wear a condom. Or is it that men can be educated to wear a condom when they are forcing women to have sex but can't be educated to not force women to have sex? The brain spins at the concept.
Ted Green, a member of Bush's council on AIDS, disagrees and said programs aimed at changing sexual behavior were not obtaining funding. He also questioned the focus on condoms.
"If you are telling me that people can't stop AIDS unless they buy a product. I simply don't agree with that," he said.