Colorado State Senator David Schultheis commenting on a bill to require AIDS testing for pregnant women (Rocky Mountain News):
"This (mother-child transmission of AIDS) stems from sexual promiscuity for the most part, and I just can't go there," he said. "We do things continually to remove the consequences of poor behavior, unacceptable behavior, quite frankly. I'm not convinced that part of the role of government should be to protect individuals from the negative consequences of their actions."
Later, he added:
I don't believe that government should protect us from every negative consequence of our own behavior. But, when the consequences include a heavy price paid by the innocent, I am more receptive to the idea of government protection. Shultheis brings up drunk driving. Is he suggesting that drunk driving laws send the wrong message by protecting drunks from the consequences of their actions? Maybe if a drunk driver kills someone she will feel guilty and "the family will see the negative consequences." It seems to me that this is the logical extension of the argument he is advancing.
And so, too, children with preventable AIDS will serve as punishment for their sexually immoral mothers.
Let that be a lesson to you sexually loose women.