Thursday, May 3, 2007
The Bay Area Reporter Online | Defender of abstinence resigns amid allegations of prostitution
The Bay Area Reporter Online | Defender of abstinence resigns amid allegations of prostitution: "One of the primary defenders of the Bush administration's international abstinence only until marriage HIV prevention program has resigned after his personal cell phone number turned up on the list of a high class escort service.
Randall L. Tobias, 65, was the former head of the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and was named to lead the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief initiative in July 2003. He was put in charge of all international assistance programs for the U.S. government in January 2006."
Tobias has actually enforced a policy requiring contractors and grantees to condemn prostitution. This has quite naturally hampered the ability of these organizations to reach out to prostitutes. Prostitutes like the people he himself patronized.