Skip to comments.Liberals Push Gay Blood in Risky Policy Change
Posted on 04/04/2010 7:24:45 AM PDT by Titus-Maximus
While the Obama Administration and its "progressive" supporters in Congress insist they want a federal health care bill to protect people from deadly diseases, liberal senators led by John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) have pressured the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) into considering lifting the ban on male homosexuals donating blood. It's a decision that could mean disease and death for many Americans, and billions of dollars in additional health care costs.
"John Kerry Supports Gay Blood" declared a column on a pro-homosexual website.
Kerry, Franken and 16 other liberal senators insist they want the blood supply to remain safe and that donated blood must undergo two "highly accurate" tests that make the risk of tainted blood entering the blood supply virtually or nearly zero.
But writer and researcher Dale O'Leary says that male homosexuals, or men who have sex with men (MSM), as the FDA describes them, "expose themselves to such a wide variety of pathogens that medical professionals can never be sure that they have a test to identify every one of them. There could even now be something lurking out there, hidden in the blood of apparently healthy men, waiting."
O'Leary, the author of One Man, One Woman, and The Gender Agenda: Redefining Equality, is writing a forthcoming report on the medical and health impact of admitting open and active homosexuals into the U.S. Armed Forces.
"Senator Kerry argues that this policy is now arcane because we have tests to determine if donated blood carries the HIV, but the problem is not the diseases we know of and have tests for but the diseases which we haven't identified as sexually transmitted and blood borne and don't have tests for," O'Leary points out.
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Let Americans die on the altar of political correctness.
No thanks liberals, there are diseases in their blood that they have no test for. Homosexuals killed thousands of innocent people with their selfish habits and this nation is not about to risk another devastating outbreak that murders child hemophiliacs because Queer Nation is upset about the very necessary and intelligent rules.
Its interesting that Ezekiel Emanuel wants to control risky behavior IE obesity and smoking (more to come) but homosexual activity is never mentioned as risky.
But don’t expect these senators to partake, should a transfusion be required at some point in time. They’ll rely on their own vintage—a$$hat smackoff, Type A.
Not a problem ... —> as long as that gay blood goes ONLY to the President, his family... Democrat Senators/Congresspersons and their families... as well as the Obambi Czars and their families... and basically just any Dem elected official... and the moonbats of New England.
Both, but neither is the real root-cause.
They're malignantly evil.
Learn something new every day. (And just how do you prove you're gay?)
Hell no on this one ! Ask Ryan White what he would think of this !
I see a lucrative business for enterprising individuals: private blood banks. Probably unConstitutional.
Exempt, exempt, exempt, exempt, exempt, exempt, and basically exempt.
Assuming you are a man, I would say by having sex with another man.
"Organ grinders can keep their bodily excretions in themselves, and that includes blood!!!"
(And just how do you prove you’re gay?)
Right now, blood banks rely on the honor system. They inquire at the time of donation if the prospective donor has had homosexual sex since the 1970’s, among other queries.
Anyone who says “yes” is not allowed to donate.
The policy makes good sense. Besides aids, active homosexuals can be a vector for hepatitis as well as other blood borne diseases especially including those not yet identified or isolated.
I think you’re on the right track.
Right there at the blood bank? Okay, I have to admit, that's proof.
Ezekiel Emanuel probably knows all about Rahm Emanuel’s “weiner bump” program for the House gym lockeroom
Considering that many studies show that chunky folks actually live longer than thin or even “normal” weight people, and it becomes even more interesting. It’s OK to hate fat people, but we must not criticize homosexuals.
Already in place.
Prospective surgery patients can donate pints of their own blood in the weeks prior to surgery.
I read that also. The study I read said men who are 30lbs over weight are more likely to survive a heart attack.
Everything is to be done for a leftist agenda, not what makes sense. Stop them.