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Does Legal Prostitution Lead to Human Trafficking and Slavery?

  • Of course it does

    Legalizing prostitution will cause a meaningful decrease in the morals of American citizens. If you can sell yourself for money, what can't you do? It would not be hard at all for a human trafficker to kidnap a prostitute, and then it would be the trafficker receiving the money. Legalizing prostitution would in fact make it easier to enslave and sell women as though they were farm animals. If prostitution is made legal, human trafficking and slavery might as well be made legal too.

  • Legalize it to lower crime.

    No, legal prostitution does not lead to human trafficking and slavery, and that's the primary reason we should make sure the sexual services trade is legalized. By putting in regulations, doing health checks, and more importantly, criminal checks, we make sure that the people who would traffic in human misery are put out of business.

  • Yes it could.

    Legal prostitution could lead to human trafficking and slavery because people will become desperate to get enough women (and some cases men) to be able to sell themselves for. They will kidnap other women and try and set them up illegally and not go about things the right and legal way.

  • Legal prostitution is a good thing.



    I don’t think that legal prostitution necessarily leads to
    sex slavery or human trafficking. I
    actually think that legal prostitution is a good idea. Legal prostitution leads to regular STD
    testing and less transmission of venereal diseases. Legal prostitution minimizes organized crime
    involvement and reduces the amount of women and children involved in sex
    slavery or human trafficking.








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  • Yes, but nowhere near as illegal prostitution does. An illegal, unregulated enterprise is ALWAYS easier ground for other illegal activities and violence

    This is the main issue surrounding the legality of prostitution, that it is a breeding ground for human trafficking. The other reason, of course, is the moral and ethical issue, but I'm not gonna get into that.

    While some may argue that legalizing will make it easier for human traffickers to set up shop, it is important to note that a well regulated enterprise will certainly enforce health and safety standards, and impose heavy fines and penalties on those who fail to meet them.

    Further, we should note that Eastern European and Asian countries are the largest origins of human trafficking, while the main destinations of these rings are countries where its illegal and/or unregulated. This is because it would be hard for human traffickers to set up a 'safe' work environment where this trade is heavily regulated.

    I always go back to the cardinal principle- Illegal activities lead to a black market, which is controlled by criminals. Therefore, the less openings we have for such people, the better. In a country where its legal and regulated, women are less likely to be prostitutes involuntarily. In a legal and regulated environment, companies employing prostitutes will conduct background checks, mandate regular testing and safety standards, have accurate information about the employees like all companies, and will refrain from hiring or doing business with people of unknown status (i.E. Traffickers and women unable to provide verifiable identification). The industry will be regulated by a board that conducts regular visits to ensure compliance and impose penalties on those who don't.

  • Poorly worded contention

    Prostitution is currently ILLEGAL in the majority of jurisdictions, we should be considering the effects of the current climate of prohibition on the epidemic of human trafficking. Some of who respond "YES" to the stated question may support legalizing prostitution, but would not necessarily affirm that it promotes trafficking. Unfortunately, without a basic right to income to support oneself, we are all in fact prostitutes who sacrifice some aspect of ourselves to our employers or customers for wages or sales. How can that be legal?

    Posted by: SeeM
  • Legal Prostitution means it will be easier to stop that

    It's not impossible and does happen that legal prostitution services sometimes engage in human trafficking and slavery. However, so do illegal prostitution services. The difference is that legal prostitution can be regulated. Any abuse or mistreatment can be reported by the prostitutes to police. When prostitution is illegal the prostitutes will not go to the police. Even if we use the Swedish model where prostitution is legal but buying it is not then that would incentivize pimps and clients to take violent and controlling measures to prevent themselves from being reported.

  • Not at all.

    Legal prostitution is not at all related to human trafficking or slavery. If anything, legalized prostitution would help prevent it. If prostitution were legalized here, there would be no reason for people to indulge in prostitution when they are visiting a country overseas where it is legal. Legalizing it here would make it less appealing to the thrillseekers that just want to try it out.

  • No It Does Not

    I do not believe that legalizing prostitution would lead to human trafficking and slavery. Legalizing prostitution would actually make it far safer for the women who decide to enter this line of work. Human trafficking and slavery are far more likely with prostitution illegal, since the women have no place to call, if they are in trouble.

  • Legal prostitution does not lead to human trafficking and slavery.

    Legal prostitution does not lead to human trafficking and slavery. These are separate issues and sides of the track. Just because you are a prostitute does not mean anything more than that. I do not believe in legalizing prostitution but if you are going to then it might lead to safer people on the street.


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