New York Times Examines Bush Administration’s ‘Moral Crusade’ Against HIV/AIDS
The New York Times yesterday examined how President Bush's religious beliefs affected his recent "turnabout" on funding for international efforts to fight HIV/AIDS. According to the Times, Bush's proposal to spend $15 billion over the next five years to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean represents a "moral crusade." Although any HIV/AIDS initiative is "tricky business" for conservatives like Bush who stress abstinence until marriage, Bush's HIV prevention initiative -- which would recommend abstinence first, faithfulness second and condom use third -- "dovetails neatly with Mr. Bush's conservative views," according to the Times (Gay Stolberg, New York Times, 2/2). The complete article is available online.This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.