By Tony Perkins
Are you late for work? Did you forget someone’s birthday? Blame global warming! Everyone else is. Severe acne, UFOs, cougar attacks — you name it! Those are just three of the things that scientists are pinning on global warming. On Wednesday, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) added another to the list: prostitution.
A member of the U.S. Congress is actually suggesting that if the government doesn’t address climate change, more women will be forced to sell themselves for sex. In a resolution this week, she insisted (with a straight face) that global warming creates “conflict” and “instability” in the world, which, she claims, leads to prostitution. “Women will disproportionately face harmful impacts from climate change,” the measure says. “(Starving) women with limited socioeconomic resources may be vulnerable to situations such as sex work, transactional sex, and early marriage that put them at risk for HIV, STIs, unplanned pregnancy, and poor reproductive health.”
Of course, Rep. Lee isn’t the first to suggest a link between the climate and prostitution. It’s one of the many things the Left blames on the supposed economic fallout of global warming. You can’t make this stuff up — unless, apparently, you’re a liberal!
Tony Perkins is president of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council. He is a former member of the Louisiana legislature where he served for eight years, and he is recognized as a legislative pioneer for authoring measures like the nation’s first Covenant Marriage law.
(Via FRC’s Washington Update. Tony Perkins’ Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.)
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