Sex, Drugs And Consenting Adults, TONIGHT

David C. Harris (
Tue, 26 May 1998 16:51:47

Of special interest to Extropians, I suspect:

ABC News Special Report: Sex, Drugs And Consenting Adults

Airdate: Tuesday, May 26, 10:00

"Liberty. What does that word mean?" Those questions begin ABCNEWS
Correspondent John Stossel's one-hour examination of laws against vice and
immoral behavior. With roots in both Puritanism and radical individualism,
America has always wrestled with the meaning and limits to freedom. In
"Sex, Drugs, and Consenting Adults" Stossel talks with Americans who say
that people should only be jailed if they directly harm other people's
personal property.

The report features the views of prostitutes, pot smokers, gamblers, ticket
scalpers, euthanasia defenders, and others who feel that the law unfairly
restricts what we can do with our own bodies and our own lives. Police,
medical ethicists, and government officials, on the other hand, defend the
laws in the name of morality, safety, and community standards.

Put this one on your calendars and spread the word:

John Stossel's ABC News Special

"Sex, Drugs and Consenting Adults"
Tuesday, May 26, 1998 10:00 pm

Examines the question: "Should adults be imprisoned for acts that do not
physically harm the person or property of nonconsenting others?"

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