Policy & Politics
Sen. Clinton Criticizes Bush Administration Policies on HIV Prevention Strategy, Access to Reproductive Health Services
January 12, 2005
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday criticized the Bush administration for putting too much emphasis on abstinence in the fight against HIV/AIDS and restricting women's access to reproductive health services in developing countries, Reuters reports. Although the Bush administration supports the "ABC" HIV prevention model -- meaning abstinence, be faithful and use condoms -- the administration in its work in developing countries emphasizes sexual abstinence rather than condom use, especially among single people, according to Reuters. "ABC is a good strategy, but it has three parts to it, and we need to remind the administration of that," Rodham Clinton, who was speaking in New York City to hundreds of women's rights and health advocates at the annual awards dinner of the International Women's Health Coalition, said. She added, "There are so many [HIV prevention] strategies that we know work, and we are not yet fully committed in our government to implementing those strategies" (Leopold, Reuters, 1/12).
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