Oh, I hear you, X. And you're right on all points, similar to the HPV vaccination issue- it's pretty stupid to moralize instead of taking effective action.
It just kinda clanged for me when I see they're offering the junkies "cookers" to brew up their heroin injections. At least with the clean needles there is some kind of willing suspension of suspicion. When you provide the entire equipment for illegal drug use except for the drugs themselves, that's pretty much running up the white flag.
It isn't simple. But how far can we logically take this philosophy? Why not just legalize prostitution and hand out free rubbers to anyone who wants them? I know they're available now through various outreach efforts, but hey, if we're just going to say the hell with it, why not put them in dispensers in every public restroom and set up a brothel at the MOA?
These are interesting times. I wonder if (not when) the public health insurance plan comes in, if our health czars will continue to pay out 6 figure treatment costs for end stage AIDS patients on the taxpayer's dime, or tell them "Sorry, Dude, you're gonna die"? If they continue to pour such resources into behavior linked illnesses for the indigent, there should be some very interesting lawsuits filed by people who are denied treatment for conditions that they had no hand in causing but are deemed to expensive too provide. If ANY lifesaving service is denied to such people, they too are hearing from the government "Sorry, Dude, you're gonna die".