Why I'm Glad Texas Isn't Colorado
Colorado's Senate is all different kinds of effed up anyway, but at least THIS lunatic isn't in the Texas Lege. Damn, I almost understand why the GOP likes Bobby Jindal so much. How Bobby Jindal would vote on a bill to test pregnant women for HIV, so their babies can be treated and don't have to contract a fatal disease during birth, I've no idea. But this Colorado small-government 'pro-life' state senator, Dave Schultheis, voted NO. To discourage promiscuity, he said.
"This stems from sexual promiscuity for the most part and I just can't go there," said Schultheis. "We do things continually to remove the consequences of poor behavior, unacceptable behavior, quite frankly."
"What I'm hoping is that, yes, that person may have AIDS, have it seriously as a baby and when they grow up, but the mother will begin to feel guilt as a result of that," he said. "The family will see the negative consequences of that promiscuity and it may make a number of people over the coming years begin to realize that there are negative consequences and maybe they should adjust their behavior."
Look, Senator ...( ye gods and little fishes, how did *that* happen? ... Oh. Colorado Springs. Never mind.) the purpose of this testing is to prevent babies from contracting a fatal disease during delivery. Regardless of what you (who call yourself pro-life) may think of the way the babies were conceived (by the way, the bill isn't aimed at any particular class of mothers, and women can opt out of the test, but that does go in their medical records), why is it that you feel the babies shouldn't have the benefit of AIDS prevention?