Health and ideology

We’ve commented before on the success of the abstinence-based anti-AIDS program in Uganda, noting that the readiness of health officials dealing with AIDS to ignore the success of the program confirms that they are willing to sacrifice thousands of lives for the sake of sexual liberation and similar causes. It appears that feminism is another cause thought worthy of large-scale sacrifice of life. Article 14 of the UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS states that “…Gender equality and the empowerment of women are fundamental elements in the reduction of the vulnerability of women and girls to HIV/AIDS.” What that means, it appears, is that anti-AIDS programs are to be held hostage to other concerns. If a program—like the Uganda program—doesn’t put the social and economic independence of women and girls first, or is equally concerned with women and men, UN officials don’t want to hear about it.

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