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The "Baby AIDS" Bill

Abstract

Assemblywoman Mayersohn first explains the reasons behind her support for the so-called “Baby AIDS” bill; namely, that over one thousand babies in New York State tested positive for AIDS or HIV antibodies every year but medical professions were not allowed to reveal the results to anyone, including the mother. After the introduction of the bill, the author details how she received criticism and opposition from activist organizations that she had previously supported. In conclusion, the “Baby AIDS” bill is a success because it no longer treated infected infants as some sort of statistical tool and ensures the infants receive the care they need.

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