Health Canada admit gay sex dangerous, but blood donations accepted after 5 years of abstinence

Homosexual men who have not had sex with other men for five years are now eligible to donate blood to the Canadian Blood Services (CBS).

The organization revealed yesterday that it has received approval from Health Canada to exchange a lifetime ban on homosexuals donating blood for a deferral system. (Source)

I’m not too thrilled about this development. The lifetime ban was the most reasonable approach to ensure a safe blood supply. Once again, sound science is being cast aside to make homosexuals feel good about themselves. This is 100% political and 0% scientific.

Homosexual groups are still not happy, though. They wanted to restrictions whatsoever on blood donations. This prompted a Health Canada official to state the obvious health risks of homosexual behaviour:

“Approximately half of new HIV cases in Canada are MSM [men having sex with men]. Seventy-five per cent of the males who are newly diagnosed with HIV are MSM”, said Health Canada’s Robert Cushman to Xtra yesterday. “This is a risk behaviour, not a sexual orientation policy”.

Cushman said that research shows that even men in a committed MSM relationship who use condoms present a greater risk of disease than promiscuous heterosexuals who engage in anal or vaginal sex without using condoms.

“MSM is a risky behaviour”, he stated. “There’s anatomical reasons. There’s a scientific explanation”.

“I think it would be remiss on our part not to concentrate on the two risk factors [MSM and injection drug users] that have the lion’s share of the burden of illness in the blood supply”, he said. “It would be equally unfair [to the public] to make this blood available [without a deferral] knowing what we do about the risk factors”. (Source)

It’s nice to hear them say it, but the new policy doesn’t jibe with the words that came out of his mouth. If the lifestyle is so risky, why not keep the lifetime ban? Based on the policy, you’d think that HIV fades from an infected person after 5 years, which is obviously not true.

Health Canada also reminded everybody that no test is 100% accurate. Remember why homosexuals were banned from giving blood in the first place:

Canadian Red Cross had put the ban in place in 1983 after thousands of Canadians were infected with HIV and hepatitis C from contaminated blood. Criminal charges were laid against several doctors, blood products companies, and the Canadian Red Cross.

Looks like we’re headed back for another outbreak in five years. Who’s gonna console the family members of future people infected throug blood transfusions? No sacrifice appears to great to make an unhealthy lifestyle seem normal.

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