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Monday, October 31, 2005
 
Sex and Death
Just in case you had any doubts about the priorities of folks who worry about fornication, it seems they are very invested in the idea of Consequences for Sex. It's very important to the moral fiber of our country that there be Consequences. That's why sex education is bad; it makes people less likely to suffer Consequences. That's why access to birth control is bad. Unwanted pregnancies and the resultant unwanted children are Consequences.

That unwanted and neglected children are Consequences is much more important than that they are unwanted and neglected. In fact, the less unwanted and neglected they are, the less of a Consequence they become. That's why those same folks tend to oppose funding for programs aimed to help these kids. But the concept doesn't stop there.

They also consider death to be an appropriate Consequence for sex. Their opposition to HIV prevention and treatment programs here and around the world is well known. Now we have a new example. Preventable death from cervical cancer is apparently a desirable Consequence, according to these very same, er, people. Wow.

Happy Halloween.
 
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