Should it be a crime to knowingly expose someone to HIV without disclosing it?
Most sane people would say yes. But a widely panned Vox article published this week said that state laws making it a crime to not disclose your HIV status “have only increased stigma and abuse.” And apparently, many 2020 Democrats agree with this ludicrous, insane point of view.
I need to give Vox more credit. It manages to always get worse than it is. That’s a real skill… pic.twitter.com/KB0U2ilXVA
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) October 10, 2019
This was a common theme at Thursday night’s CNN town hall focused on gay and transgender issues, sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign. Host Anderson Cooper, for example, called laws criminalizing HIV nondisclosure “antiquated” and based on “old science.” Presidential contender Pete Buttigieg agreed, saying, “It’s not fair and it needs to change.” And both on the CNN stage and in her new LGBT issues platform, Sen. Elizabeth Warren has endorsed decriminalizing HIV transmission as well.
Sen. Cory Booker has also signed on to this radicalism, explicitly agreeing that laws requiring disclosure of HIV status to sexual partners are “archaic” and have “no scientific basis,” calling for their complete repeal.
.@PeteButtigieg says criminal penalties for not informing a sexual partner that you are HIV-positive are "unfair and needs to change."
The argument is that if the virus is undetectable it is untransmittable. pic.twitter.com/BxWFhuwmbS
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 11, 2019
Let’s be frank: This is just completely insane — and talk about “not science-based.”
Of course, no one should get sent to jail for accidentally transmitting the HIV virus if they didn’t know. But to knowingly conceal that you have the virus is to put another person at risk.