The founder of the nonprofit Harm Reduction Coalition claims (Letters, GT, 12/22) that “fewer lives would have been lost to preventable overdose” had the Board of Supervisors and “other male leadership” been more agreeable to their suggestions on how to run the county syringe program.
Despite claiming that harm-reduction programs are “scientifically proven” to save lives, how can one believe that freely handing out needles and associated drug paraphernalia to addicts would help prevent overdoses? Common sense would seem to indicate just the opposite. And following that twisted logic, maybe supplying guns to those prone to suicide might help save some lives too.
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