Free Needles To Drug Users?

American Voicespatriotism ISSUE 33•18 May 13, 1998

President Clinton recently voiced strong opposition to a proposal to distribute free needles to heroin users to fight the spread of AIDS, claiming that such a plan would only encourage drug use. What do you think?

  • “I've never really considered becoming a heroin addict, but if the needles are free, why not?”

    Joan Toth –
    Speech Pathologist

  • “As a dry cleaner, I say what we need to do is provide heroin users with one-hour needle martinizing.”

    Dry Cleaner –
    Craig Orr

  • “If we give out free needles to heroin addicts, how can we be sure diabetics won't take them and use them for their own purposes?”

    Joseph Funderburke –
    Lawyer

  • “The statistics show that heroin users who share needles have a very strong chance of getting really fucking high.”

    Ken Schwab –
    Systems Analyst

  • “As long as you aren't shooting up with homos, there shouldn't be any danger of catching the gay AIDS.”

    Elaine Steffens –
    Advertising Executive

  • “Giving needles to heroin addicts? What's next–calls anywhere in the continental U.S. at just 10 cents a minute?”

    Lucas Kingery –
    Biologist

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