US court to rule whether law’s anti-prostitution policy requirement violated free speech rightsBMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2641 (Published 24 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2641
- Michael McCarthy
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on 22 April about whether Congress can require HIV/AIDS programs working overseas to adopt explicit policies opposing prostitution and sex trafficking in order to secure federal funding.
The case—Agency for International Development et al (Petitioner) v Alliance for Open Society International Inc, et al—addresses a provision of the 2003 Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act,1 a global health funding legislation that has funneled billions of US dollars to international programs.
In that …