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Argument: Needle exchanges help protect families of drug-abusers

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Alan Franciscus. "Needle Exchange - A Matter of Public Health". Hepatitis. April/June 2003: Dawn Day, a Catholic priest and member of the New Jersey Governor's Advisory Council on AIDS: "I believe we have an obligation to permit people who inject drugs to have access to sterile needles so they can protect their health. Injection drug users are also God's children. And, like the reckless driver in the example above, people who inject drugs have wives, husbands, and babies. When we abandon the person who injects drugs to HIV/AIDS, we are abandoning their non-drug injecting partners and babies as well. God has given us knowledge with which to slow the spread of HIV/AIDS to all these people. Let us use it."[1]

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