InSite

REAL Women of Canada, a group that has its share of connections to the Christian community in Canada is having a fit because the Vancouver safe-injection site, InSite, has been allowed to stay open.

I suppose if you were completely ignorant (or disingenuous) you might think that shutting down a service that prevents HIV transmission as well as overdoses, and attempts to put addicts into treatment, is a great idea. REAL Women have created this false dichotomy between InSite and rehab programs as a sort of rationale for their position. Given that InSite has been able to move people into treatment, I doubt that very much.

It’s beyond me why a group that purports to care about “life” and “family” wants to take a stance that smacks so much of cruelty towards hard core drug users.

Who is your neighbour?