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No Danger in Condom Ads

January 17, 1988

The battle against AIDS is difficult enough without the likes of the American Assn. of Women, the group determined to eliminate billboards that advocate condom use to avoid the disease (Westside, Jan. 10).

The group contends the billboards threaten "traditional family values." Isn't compassion for fellow humans included in those values? Those type of ads are potentially life-saving. At least that's the view of the Los Angeles County Medical Assn., which sponsored the recent billboard campaign, and the U. S. Surgeon General.

Condom billboards don't threaten values. Rather, groups selfish about human life and disrespectful of the First Amendment are the real danger to society.

JOEL FLEISHMAN

Marina del Rey

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