Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Bush pushes abstinence overseas.

George Bush's AIDS program for other nations requires them to push abstinence and other agendas acceptable to the fundamentalist Christian Right. A General Accounting Office study looked at the results. And one thing they found was that 15 nations, in order to meet American requirements to spend more on abstinence programs, cut their spending on other programs. And where the cuts came were in programs to help prevent mother-to-child transmission of the virus. Another country cut their programs to stop the spread within couples where one partner is infected but the other is not.