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September 20, 2005

Danes in the forefront

Via the Volokh Conspiracy: The Danes are branching out in new ways, with a government program providing "sex workers" to disabled people, according to the National Post.

Danish activists for the disabled are staunchly defending a government campaign that pays sex workers to provide sex once a month for disabled people.

Opposition parties call the program, officially known as "Sex, irrespective of disability," immoral.

"We spend a large proportion of our taxes rescuing women from prostitution. But at the same time we officially encourage carers to help contact with prostitutes," said Social-Democrat spokesperson Kristen Brosboel.

Responded Stig Langvad of the country's Disabled Association: "The disabled must have the same possibilities as other people. Politicians can debate whether prostitution should be allowed in general, instead of preventing only the disabled from having access to it."
Sure, go ahead and laugh. Go ahead and make cheap jokes about whether baldness or astigmatism or anything else you "suffer" from is a disability. I'm worried about the legal ramifications. Who's liable if the disabled person contracts an STD? Are disabled women entitled to the same "help" as men? How about gay disabled people? And who's liable if the "sex worker" injures herself (or himself) in the line of duty? And which dimwit senator forgot to ask John Roberts about this stuff?

But, more seriously, if that's possible, is John Hinckley, Jr., a guy who's spent more than 20 years in a mental institution, disabled, because he's lookin' for a chick.