I don't see how there would be a relation either. I am not for mandatory govt testing, but I am for a woman having the right to choose.I don't see a relation between the two at all. Maybe I'm missing something, but why would you think that there is?I have to disagree, and agree with RCW that I'm against mandatory testing. I absolutely think that pregnant women should be advised of the risk factors for HIV as well as the risks associated with passing it along to their babies, but I think that women/parents should be responsible for making their own healthcare decisions and for their children.I think any mother who refuses the test and passes HIV on to her child is negligent. Every pregnant woman should be tested so the babies can be protected from the disease.
And I hate to turn this into an abortion argument, but I'm curious to see how many people support mandatory HIV-testing but believe a woman should be able to choose to terminate an unwanted pregnancy.