Sunday, February 7, 2010

More on Needle Distribution


I was just listening to Raymond Arroyo interview Fr. Tad Pacholczyk on EWTN. He asked Fr. Tad about whether he thought needle distribution, which Bishop Hubbard approved in Albany, NY to stop diseases from spreading from one addict to another due to needle sharing, was akin to condom distribution to obviate the spread of AIDS and other STD's. Fr. Tad's answer to this question was that it is akin in that it serves to facilitate the evil habit under the guise of doing some other sort of good. It doesn't get to the root of the problem. He said that Alcoholics Anonymous has it right in that they provide peer support and develop relationships with those who are ready to seek help.

What do you think?

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