Legalizing Prostitution Will Increase Sex Trafficking
California Governor, Gavin Newsom (aka Nancy Pelosi’s nephew), just signed a pro-sex work bill. This bill bars police from making arrests for loitering for prostitution. Simply put, “loitering for prostitution” is anyone who has the intent of engaging in prostitution (i.e. buying a prostitute or acting as a prostitute). For example, a man who has the intent of having sex with a female prostitute? Neither will be charged for engaging in prostitution, Similar legislation exists in New York, and Nevada is the only state where prostitution is legal in several counties. By legalizing prostitution, this will lead to an increase in sex trafficking. (Image credit: Sex Trafficking Rogers)
a larger degree of reported human trafficking inflows.” Compare this with countries that have criminalized prostitution, they have lower rates of sex trafficking. Without the temptation to purchase sex, there won’t be a need to sell sex (either legally or illegally).