Bush For Babies

As if Dubya’s cutting of US family-planning funding to any overseas clinics that provide abortion or lobby on its behalf wasn’t bad enough, he has now cut the funding available to any AIDS clinics that are not separate entities from the local family-planning clinic. In poor areas of Africa and the Carribean, separating the two “is an unlikely development,” writes Joan Ryan of the San Francisco Chronicle. Much more likely, she speculates, is that these small clinics “would have to shut down their family-planning clinic altogether in order to qualify for the AIDS money.”

Great, just what we need. Higher third-world birth rates. Because that’s going to make the AIDS pandemic so much less of a problem.

What an idiot.

posted by Chris on 01 May 2003 at 0922 in politix


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