Laura Bush's Bubble
These people really need to get out more often:
First Lady Laura Bush defended the focus on sexual abstinence in her husband's AIDS-prevention plan as she arrived in Africa to mark the election of the continent's first woman president, in Liberia.During her trip to Liberia, do you think the pro-choice Mrs. Bush had the chance to meet with a few of those girls to tell them to stop complying with the "wishes of men?" What about women who are raped by their husbands?
"I really have always been a little bit irritated by criticism of abstinence, because abstinence is absolutely, 100 percent effective in fighting a sexually transmittable disease," the First Lady said.
She rebuffed a reporter's suggestion that the Bush AIDS initiative reflects a "Christian moralist" agenda, noting it's based on Uganda's "ABC" three-way plan of abstinence, being faithful and using condoms.
"In many countries where girls feel obligated to comply with the wishes of men, girls need to know that abstinence is a choice," the first lady said.