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poorwanderingwun
24th May 2005, 05:26
Please someone.... assure me that this cannot be happening in the UK....

From the BEEB this morning...."US URGED TO CURB VIAGRA ALLOWANCE TO CONVICTED SEx OFFENDERS"

Around 200 convicts guilty of sex offences have otained Viagra free from state funded Medicaid.... These convicts are all 'Level 3' offenders guilty of rape and child molestation...



:confused: :mad: :yuk: :{

( the only 'free' medical attention that I would propose would involve a pair of scissors )

cavortingcheetah
24th May 2005, 05:52
:eek:

poorwunderingwun.

This from today's Times.

America



May 24, 2005

State gave sex offenders free Viagra
From James Bone in New York



HUNDREDS of high-risk sex offenders have received free Viagra under the state-run Medicaid health service for the poor, it emerged yesterday.
The pills, prescribed to enhance sexual performance, have been given to convicted rapists and child abusers whose victims range in age from 2 to 90. The discovery was made by Alan Hevesi, the New York state comptroller, who found that 198 sex offenders had received Viagra from Medicaid in New York over the past five years.



Mr Hevesi wrote to Michael Leavitt, the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services, to demand “immediate action to ensure that sex offenders do not receive erectile dysfunction medication paid for by taxpayers”.

“Megan’s Law”, passed in New York after seven-year-old Megan Kanka was raped and murdered by a paroled convict in 1994, requires that the photographs and addresses of all high-risk “Class 3” sex offenders are posted on the internet. Acting on a tip, Mr Havesi compared the 7,400 names on the state’s sex offender registry with the Medicaid records of Viagra recipients.

“The whole purpose of Viagra is to increase sexual performance,” he told reporters. “Some of them, as a condition of their parole, are required to take medication to do the opposite, and this contradicts it.”

The two New York senators pledged to seek legislation if the federal government did not change the rules. Senator Hillary Clinton said it was “deeply disturbing and runs contrary to the purpose of Medicaid”. Senator Charles Schumer said: “It is just mind-boggling to think that Level 3 sexual offenders can get Viagra.”

The Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, which oversees Medicaid, planned to issue new guidance to states today making clear that it already had the power to bar sex offenders from receiving sex drugs.

“It’s just medically not appropriate for paedophiles or sex offenders to be getting this type of medication,” a Medicaid spokesman said.

:ugh:

RaraAvis
24th May 2005, 11:18
:eek: :confused: :mad: :mad: :mad:

... where's the icon for " banging one's head furiously against the wall while crying buckets out of sheer disgust and desperation' ... or something along these lines ?????

Onan the Clumsy
24th May 2005, 14:29
Was that really an article about Viagra ...written by James Bone :hmm:

Jerricho
24th May 2005, 14:38
Is that not like sending Boy Scouts to knock on Michael Jackson's door?

darkvw
24th May 2005, 15:43
unfortuantly it is right, if the doctor prescribes it , they have to give it to them

scrubed
24th May 2005, 15:58
"erectile tissue"... is that like "bone matter"???

Hey 50 years ago queers were viewed in the same light. I read somewhere that these disgusting paedophiles are counting on public perception to eventually, er um, "swing," in their favour on this twisted hobby.

Lots of 'big shots' in favour of it:

Supreme court heavies
Priests
Pollies
etc.....


:yuk:

Erwin Schroedinger
24th May 2005, 18:06
Was the prescription, perhaps, in response to Public Opinion calling for stiffer prison terms?

XXTSGR
25th May 2005, 01:00
Yep - doing hard labour. :cool:

Blacksheep
25th May 2005, 03:21
None of Syd Dernley's clients ever re-offended...