Lost in the Shuffle: Women's Right to Choose, Not Just Refuse, HIV Testing
March 4, 2009
A flurry of outraged discussion has continued in the wake of the voiced objections of Colorado State Senator Dave Schultheis to a bill, SB-179, which would, among other things, require HIV testing of all pregnant women who don't explicitly object to the testing.
Schultheis provoked the ire of Colorado Democrats, and AIDS and gay rights advocates, when he said he planned to vote against the bill because AIDS "stems from sexual promiscuity" and because the Legislature shouldn't "remove the negative consequences that take place from poor behavior and unacceptable behavior." Schultheis cast the lone vote against the bill, which passed the Colorado State Senate 32-1 and now goes to the Colorado House of Representatives for their consideration.View Full Article
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