California To Decriminalize Intentionally Giving Someone a Fatal Disease

Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) has written a bill removing the felony designation when someone intentionally has unprotected sex with someone without their knowledge.  He says he wants to destigmatize HIV.  How does he plan to do that?  This bill certainly won’t.  In fact it will probably backfire big time.  If you have HIV or AIDS, you now don’t have to worry about a long prison stretch for giving your disease to others.  The bill has passed the House and now will go to the Senate where it is expected to sail through.

 In a test of shifting attitudes about HIV, a group of state lawmakers has proposed that it no longer be a felony for someone to knowingly expose others to the disease by engaging in unprotected sex and not telling the partner about…



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