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Valar_Dohaeris
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Hooty
Con (against)
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Prostitution should be legalized in the US

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Valar_Dohaeris
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Started: 1/6/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Valar_Dohaeris

Pro

It should be legalized.
Hooty

Con

Good evening, I take it that I'll be debating this one with you ;). Good luck, and let's have some fun!
Debate Round No. 1
Valar_Dohaeris

Pro

Regulation

Prostitution is illegal at this point, and there is basically a black market that is occurring. When anything is banned, it sets up a market for the thing in question. Drugs is another great example of this. The question is whether or not prostitution will occur anyway, and the obvious answer to that is yes. As it is now,, prostitution is banned and still occurring on a day to day basis so that answers the question about it still occurring. So the next question is what to do about it. Since we know that it is still going to occur on a day to day basis regardless of whether it is banned or not, why not regulate it? With regulation there are positive impacts that come along with it.

a) Revenue

Prostitution by itself, draws in a large amount of money. Opening it up to proper regulation allows for an entire new type of industry. With Americas failing economy, any jobs are welcome at this point. The porn industry by itself is estimated to make between 15-50 billion dollars yearly ( http://www.forbes.com... ) . This is just watching and not participating. Opening up brothels allows for people to actually interact with the women in question and will stem a great deal of profit and open up jobs that have never been utilized before

b) Womens Health Concerns

Women that often participate in prostitution under the radar feel they trapped there. They often are scared of getting killed or beaten if they leave their specific pimp. This type of business without proper regulation causes a great deal of damage, and the women in question often get trapped. They also contract HIV and other diseases because they don't have the ability to utilize proper health facilities. Regulating this industry allows for it to be ran properly, and can help free the women in question. Along with allowing any new women that want to enter into the business the chance to get check ups, condoms, and other things that are essential for their health. It has also been proven that regulating prostitution will reduce acts of violence and murders by up to 25 percent. This includes rapes and other such acts ( http://prostitution.procon.org... ). It's a question of values, by regulating this we can not only make money but help women that are stuck in this industry get unstuck. This allows decreases the number of rapes, deaths, and crimes, that occur on a yearly basis by nearly 25 percent.

c) opportunity savings.

There are nearly 50 through 100 thousand people yearly that arrested for prostitution. The amount of time and money it takes to actually arrest them and put them into the system costs the US billions yearly. Being able to regulate and legalize it not only flips that costs to profit because we can regulate it and make money off it, it also reduces the total costs from the people that are caught doing this why it is non legal

d) Their choice

If you have sex with someone because you go on a date, that is your choice. In a way that is payment in itself. That is perfectly legal and acceptable in today's society. There is a short line to walk between drawing a written contract and having sex by sort of a verbal understanding. In the end if someone wants to have sex with someone, and they both agree that is their choice. What they gain from that should be worked out by the individuals. If it is money, we should do what we do with every other thing in the world. Tax it.
Hooty

Con

Hooty forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Hooty

Con

Hooty forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Hooty 2 years ago
Hooty
Just noting, I may miss the post delay on the second argument depending on when the Pro shall respond, mainly due to work and my time zone. Apologies.
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Vote Placed by Blade-of-Truth 2 years ago
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