Defund It All, Let God Sort It Out
Written by Robin Marty for RHRealityCheck.org - News, commentary and community for reproductive health and justice.
As the tale is told, during the crusades, a monk was asked how soldiers could separate the Catholics from their enemy. The monk infamously replied, "Kill them all. For the Lord knows them that are His,” the anecdotal origins of the phrase “Kill them all, let God sort it out.”
We’re in the midst of a new crusade, just as religious, and growing to be just as dangerous – the crusade against sexuality, fertility and human rights. Sex, our newly empowered conservative leaders seem to believe, is something that should only happen for procreation, should never involve people who aren’t either married or willing to be married should they get pregnant, and should definitely never occur for the sake of pleasure and intimacy.
To push their agenda, they’ve replaced their swords with the newest and sharpest weapons they own – their tax dollars. Their new rallying cry is to defund: Defund Planned Parenthood! Defund Sex Ed! Defund Websites! Defund Prenatal Care! Defund WIC! Anything that in any way is associated with the sex or procreation with which they disagree should be defunded, disbanned and eliminated.
Even when these projects actually support their goals.
... Read more