Yesterday was World AIDS Day. We missed it, on account of having jobs. No offense, AIDS. There’s just too many awareness days to keep track of. Missouri HIV activists celebrated the day by demanding change… to local law.
In Missouri, any person who exposes someone to HIV could go to prison. If a person contracts HIV the person who gave it to them could go to prison for life. Activists explained this law is discriminatory and based on outdated science.
“We hope that Missouri will modernize their law making it medically accurate and taking away the stigma of people with HIV by taking the HIV specific part out of our criminal code. Certainly there should be laws about doing things such as biting people, but you shouldn’t have a higher penalty for being a person with HIV.”
The group said it plans to lobby policy makers to repeal the law… [And that] the laws should be based on accurate science.
In other words, why is Missouri so worried about the spreading of a lifelong, dream killing, future impairing disease? Rude.
HIV activists have a proven track record when it comes to wrongness (see Dear AIDS Day Activists: Facts or Political Correctness? Pick One. and Um, What?! Charlize Theron Claims AIDS is Caused by ‘Sexism and Racism…’). Nobody’s saying that all HIV positive humans are bad people. They are likely gay though. So say the statistics. The point is, AIDS is still a serious issue. This law helps to protect against the spreading of HIV. I thought the idea of an AIDS awareness day is due to the terrible, horrible, not so very good things about AIDS. So how is trying to cease the spreading of AIDS bad?
According to social justice activists, battling “stigma” is super duper important. But protecting people’s safety from the AIDS which gives them said stigma? Not so much. It’s manure like this for which we have to thank political correctness (see Dear Liberals: Political Correctness is Now Literally Killing People. Happy Now?). When it comes to AIDS, leftists are more interested in protecting feelings rather than humans. It’s the tolerant thing to do, after all.
Chad Felix Greene has quite a few things to say on the topic…