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Thursday, June 02, 2005

mad world

...or is it bad world

In New York Newsday the aptly named Errol A. Cockfield reports that New York is to stop paying for drugs such as Viagra after convicted sex offenders were found to be receiving State funded "erectile dysfunction drugs".

Gov. George Pataki yesterday issued a temporary ban on all publicly funded erectile dysfunction drugs after the discovery that convicted sex offenders were receiving the medication. Pataki asked the state Health and Insurance departments to discontinue paying for drugs such as Viagra until he proposes legislation that would allow the state to cross-reference sex offender lists with taxpayer-funded health databases.

"I urge the Legislature to act quickly on this legislation that will allow us to put a targeted ban in place that will prevent sex offenders from receiving these drugs at taxpayer expense," the governor said in a statement.

Pataki's move came in response to state Comptroller Alan Hevesi, who on Sunday said his office had found that 198 convicted level 3 sex offenders - the most serious sexual culprits - were receiving erectile dysfunction drugs...

Strange, erectile dysfunction would seem to be just what the doctor ordered for these sex offenders - especially as "level 3" offences include crimes against children as young as 2 years old. It is ironic that, since effective "cures" for paedophilia have proven very elusive, Medicaid would be paying for 198 sex offenders to get it up all over again. But then, what's sense got to do with it? [Or love, for that matter?] It's all about one's rights, I guess. The ACLU will be taking it up soon...

And it came to pass that in a therapeutic society:

I have an erection
Therefore I am

Pity it's never about responsibilities or consequences.

11:05:00 pm