CBC Radio, in a recent broadcast of “As it Happens” conducted an interview with an Aids Coordinator for Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, in which a young lady described a project undertaken by students.

Hundreds of packages, containing five condoms and a ballot, were distributed to students who were instructed to “get familiar with them, play with them and have fun with them.”

In addition, the condoms were to be tested and evaluated within a few days.

Several questions come to mind.  Firstly, was this exercise in irresponsibility done with taxpayers’ money?  More importantly, given the fact that no condom manufacturer will guarantee the prevention of Aids or other sexually transmitted diseases, what right do these self-appointed vanguards of scientific research have to play Russian Roulette with young peoples’ lives?