HIV/AIDS, STDs, Unwanted Pregnancy, Lung Cancer, Obesity, Poverty
December 3, 2007 10:26am CST
What do all these have in common? They are partially the fault of the "victim"; They are things that can kill you; and They are things that aren't caused by a lack of government funding. It is true that there are things that bring some of these on that is beyond our control. It is equally true that there are things we can do to reduce our own personal risk of getting them. It is also up to us to decide if we are going to participate in the behavior that increases our risk. In the end though, we are responsible for our own choices. Freedom to choose does not mean freedom from the consequences of our choices... and no amount of government intervention or funding will ever change that... no matter how much we whine and moan that it should.