Wednesday, January 23, 2008


That's how many free condoms the Brazilian government is distributing during Carnaval weekend. It's an attempt to control VD and aids. Everyone knows there will be lots of "hanky-panky" (have I dated myself??) going on, so the rationale is to try prevent disease that will weigh on government coffers in the future. Two cities in the northeastern part of the country took a more radical step and prepared kits containing, among other things, two "the day after" pills. At this the Catholic Church reacted with a strong statement on TV that if the city government does not reconsider, they will take the matter to court. I hope the church wins.

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