California Democrats think that purposely infecting another human being with the HIV virus is no biggie.
California headlines become more obnoxious by the day. Now they’ve gone from Gerry-Brown-annoying to downright SICK.
An HIV- hugging Bill is being proposed that would reduce criminal charges for purposely infecting someone with HIV. Charges would be reduced from a felony (that could result in up to 7 years in prison) to a misdemeanor.
Surprise! The bill is being introduced by a Democrat-Senator Scott Wiener from San Francisco. Yeah. And no relation.
Wiener says that people who have HIV and don’t tell their partners should no longer face prosecution. Self indulgence is all that matters.
The Los Angeles Times reports
A group of California lawmakers no longer want people to face up to seven years in prison for choosing not to inform their sex partners about their HIV infection before exposing them to the disease during unprotected intercourse.
The bill, which would reduce the crime to a misdemeanor, would also apply to people who donate to blood or semen banks without making their HIV or AIDS status known.
Yes, you read that right. HIV will pollute the blood supply.
They also think it’s OK to pollute donations of organs, semen and breast milk with HIV and AIDS infected body fluids.
Because the rights of people who willingly contracted this deadly disease are more important than the health, safety, well being and futures of their victims.
The other Dems who helped to craft the bill totally agree. Also on board-the Sex Workers Outreach Project and the LGBT and trans community. Bet you didn’t see that one coming.
They believe laws that criminalize willfully infecting others with their deadly HIV and AIDS virus is discriminatory! Some call out homophobic! Others cite racism.
Wiener’s bleeding heart goes out to those who were infected by HIV due to their own decisions and free choice.
“HIV-related stigma is one of our main obstacles to reducing and ultimately eliminating infections,” Wiener said. “When you criminalize HIV or stigmatize people who have HIV it encourages people not to get tested, to stay in the shadows, not to be open about their status, not to seek treatment.”
Awwww. Well then. We don’t want to offend anybody!
He downplays the seriousness of contracting this chronic life altering disease.
…the “felony law is a vestige of a darker time during the 1980s, when there was no effective treatment for AIDS and some people were calling for putting those infected in quarantine.”
Forget that thousands of people still die from from AIDS every year. Who cares that medical treatment costs $2,000 to $5,000 a month? No biggie. Don’t be so up tight and old-fashioned. Assemblyman Todd Gloria agrees.”Current state law related to those living with HIV is unfair because it is based on the fear and ignorance of a bygone era.”
Not all lawmakers are stupid and have callous disregard for others.
In another surprising twist, the opponents are Republicans.
Senator Joel Anderson R-San Diego opposed reducing the sentence. He spoke to the lifelong impact of the disease.
“I get that this is the only disease that is treated that way, but I think any disease that you inflict on somebody against their will that permanently changes them should be a felony.”
…Anderson said he would be willing to address the discrimination issue by adding other diseases to the list whose intentional spreading is a felony.
….“Because they are so disrespectful of the people they are willing to engage in a sexual act with and risk their life, that is the reason why they need to go to prison,” Anderson said. “They can’t be trusted in society as a responsible person.”
Sounds pretty reasonable. Not that that seems to hold much weight anymore.
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