First a Colorado state senator equates homosexuals with murderers and now this…!?
Yesterday, the Colorado state senate voted on a bill that would require HIV testing for pregnant woman. The benefit of this, as any quasi-educated individual knows, is that early detection of HIV in pregnant women can completely block its transmission to the fetus, thus saving an individual from an entire lifetime of HIV.
Colorado State Senator Dave Schultheis, apparently attempting to become the GOP’s Supreme Douche Nozzle, was the only individual in the senate who voted against the bill because HIV “stems from sexual promiscuity” and he thinks that testing a mother for HIV (which she would only have if she were promiscuous) would “remove the negative consequences that take place from poor behavior and unacceptable behavior.”
First of all, the obvious (since it has clearly escaped this dumb fuck): you don’t have to be promiscuous to get HIV. (He must be a graduate of Bush’s School of Abstinence-Only Education.) Second, how would testing remove “the negative consequences” of such behavior? And third, what the hell are those consequences?! Thankfully, the Supreme Douche Nozzle kept talking:
“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. 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.”
Oh, I see, the negative consequence of being promiscuous is not HIV (which you obviously already have because you’re promiscuous, duh) but having a HIV+ baby (who has it “seriously“) and whose disease will bring shame and guilt to you and your family, ultimately guilting you into changing your super-slutty ways.
OH MY FUCKING GOD.
There was, of course, a doctor testifying before the senate about the relevant medical FACTS and STATISTICS and trying to correct Supreme Douche Nozzle’s TOTAL IGNORANCE but Supreme Douche Nozzle had no need for those trivialities, he’s too smart for facts and numbers and medicine.
Here is Senator Schultheis’s contact information – be sure to let him know what you think (I did!):
200 E. Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
Room # 274
Office: (303) 866-4835
Fax: (303) 866-2012
Related: the following poll (non-scientific, since Schultheis obviously doesn’t do science) is up at Schultheis’s webpage (vote now!):
Legislators see a lot of bills to make life easier for people who make immoral choices. For example, giving away free condoms in schools so that high school-aged children can engage in sexual acts guilt-free. Should government ease the consequences of immoral behavior?
More at the Colorado Independent here and here. BIG THANKS to Joe. My. God. for his excellent post.