Bad Blood

Chris Field

7/29/2010 11:48:00 AM - Chris Field
From the WONK'd department of the August issue of Townhall Magazine.


San Jose State University's ban on blood drives reveals its true -- and dangerous -- agenda.

Recently, San Jose State University President Jon Whitmore decided to continue a two-year-old policy banning all blood drives on campus.

The reason? The Food and Drug Administration prohibits men who have had sex with other men from donating blood, a policy that a government health committee upheld June 11.

But despite the fact that the only motive of the policy is to protect people’s health, SJSU contends that the FDA’s ban violates the university’s policy against “sexual orientation” discrimination. The implications of this decision are sobering.

Read the whole report in the August issue of Townhall magazine.