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Wednesday, September 22, 2004  

The Logic of Immorality

From the Bee:

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday signed into law what some advocates describe as one of the state's most important public health policies in two decades - a five-year experiment to reduce the spread of AIDS and other diseases among intravenous drug users by making needles and syringes available without a prescription.

Hmm, why don't we supply the guns and bullets for those who want to kill themselves while we're at it? Offer free livers to alcoholics (we already do that), heart transplants to murderers (oh, we did that, too)?

They also cite studies that suggest access to clean needles decreases the spread of disease. And they argue that fiscal conservatives could support such programs because, unlike needle exchanges, they cost government nothing and have the potential to save taxpayers money by reducing medical bills.

Hmm, how about we not pay for their medical bills? That would save money, too, wouldn't it?

posted by Mark Butterworth | 1:01 PM |