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TheProstitutes'EducationNetworkwroteinits"ProstitutionActof1996"providedonitswebsite
(accessedJan.16,2009):
"Noperson'shumanorcivilrightsshouldbeviolatedonthebasisoftheirtrade,occupation,work,or
callingorprofession.
Nolawhaseversucceededinstoppingprostitution.
Prostitutionistheprovisionofsexualservicesfornegotiatedpaymentbetweenconsentingadults.So
defined,prostitutionisaserviceindustrylikeanyotherinwhichpeopleexchangeskillsformoneyor
otherreward...
Nonconsentingadultsandallchildrenforcedintosexualactivity(commercialorotherwise)deserve
thefullprotectionofthelawandperpetratorsdeservefullpunishmentbythelaw.
Workersinthesexindustrydeservethesamerightsasworkersinanyothertrade,includingtheright
tolegalprotectionfromcrimessuchassexualharassment,sexualabuseandrape...
Therearesomeunscrupulouspeopleinallwalksoflifegovernment,law,journalism,banking,law
enforcement, the stock exchange, medicine, the clergy, prostitution, etc. If every profession were
criminalised when some of its members broke the law, there would be few legally sanctioned
professions.Unscrupulouspeopleshouldbesummarilydealtwithbythelaw,regardlessofwhich
professiontheycorrupt."

Jan.16,2009Prostitutes'EducationNetwork

TheAmericanCivilLibertiesUnion(ACLU),wroteinits2007Policy211,faxedtoProCon.orgon
Apr.30,2007:
"TheACLUsupportsthedecriminalizationofprostitutionandopposesstateregulationofprostitution.
TheACLUalsocondemnstheabuseofvagrancyorloiteringlawsorlicensingorregulatoryschemes
toharassandarrestthosewhomaybeengagedinsolicitationforprostitution.Whilethereareboth
male and female prostitutes, laws against prostitution most frequently refer to, or are applied to
woman. Despite the statutory stress on female prostitution, the ACLU's policy is applicable to
prostitutesofbothsexes....
Such laws have traditionally represented one of the most direct forms of discrimination against
women.Thewomanwhoengageinprostitutionispunishedcriminallyandstigmatizedsociallywhile
hermalecustomer,eitherbytheexplicitdesignofthestatuteorthroughapatternofdiscriminatory
enforcementisleftunscathed.
Prostitutionlawsarealsoaviolationoftherightofindividualprivacybecausetheyimposepenal
sanctionsfortheprivatesexualconductofconsentingadults.Whetherapersonchoosestoengagein
sexual activity for purposes of recreation, or in exchange for something of value, is a matter of
individualchoice,notforgovernmentalinterference.Policeuseofentrapmenttechniquestoenforce
laws against this essentially private activity is reprehensible. Similarily, the use of loitering and
vagrancylawstopunishprostitutesfortheirstatusortomakearrestsonthebasisofreputationand
appearance,iscontrarytocivilizednotionsofdueprocessoflaw.
SincetheACLUpolicyisthatprostitutionshouldnotbemadecriminal,solicitationforprostitutionis
entitledtotheprotectionoftheFirstAmendment.

TheACLUreaffirmsitspolicyfavoringremovalofcriminalpenaltiesforprostitutionandinsupportof
totalsexualfreedomamongconsentingadultsinprivate."

2007AmericanCivilLibertiesUnion(ACLU)

UmbertoTirelli,MD,DirectoroftheDepartmentofMedicalOncologyattheCentrodiRiferimento
Oncologico(CROOncologicReferralCenter)oftheNationalCancerInstitute(Aviano,Italy),wrote
in the article "Health and Tax Legislation for Prostitutes" on his website www.umbertotirelli.it
(accessedJan.16,2009):
"Itis[for]sometimethatIhavebeenpointingoutthattheintroductionofanadhocregulationfor
prostitution in Italy is most urgent for a number of reasons: fight against organized crime,
rehabilitation of certain areas of our towns and for healthrelated conditions. In reorganizing
prostitution we could follow the examples set by such towns as Amsterdam and Berlin, where
prostitutionisrestrictedtospecificareasortospecificplaceswhichareregularlycontrolledbyhealth
andtaxinspectors.Themeanstoenforcearegulationforprostitutionmayvarybuttheendisonly
one:takeprostitutesawayfromthestreetandfromthecriminalgangsandkeepanactivitywhichis
presentlymoreorlessundergroundundertaxandhealthcontrols."

Jan.16,2009UmbertoTirelli,MD

TheNetherlandsMinistryofForeignAffairswroteinits2005document"DutchPolicyonProstitution:
QuestionsandAnswers"providedonitswebsite:
"Toendabusesinthesexindustry,theNetherlandsdecidedtochangethelawtoreflecteveryday
reality. It is now legal to employ prostitutes who are over the age of consent, and do the work
voluntarily,butstrictermeasureshavebeenintroducedundercriminallawtopreventexploitation.
Thelegalisationofbrothelsenablesthegovernmenttoexercisemorecontroloverthesexindustryand
counterabuses.Thepoliceconductfrequentcontrolsofbrothelsandarethusinapositiontopickup
signsofhumantrafficking.Thisapproachisintheinterestsofprostitutesthemselves,anditfacilitates
actionagainstsexualviolenceandabuseandhumantrafficking...
Animportantspinoffofthepolicyisthatitpreventshumantrafficking,whichischaracterisedby
exploitation,coercionandviolence.Theliftingofthebanonbrothelsmakesprostitutionalegitimate
occupationandgivesprostitutesthesamerightsandprotectionasotherprofessionals.
Thelabourlawsofferthemosteffectiveprotectionagainstexploitation,violenceandcoercion.The
policyisbasedontheconvictionthatstrengtheningthepositionofwomenisthebestwaytocombat
sexualviolence.Moreover,abusesareeasiertodetectwhenprostitutesoperatepubliclyandlegally
ratherthaninaclandestinesubculture."

2005NetherlandsMinistryofForeignAffairs

Catherine Healy, National Coordinator of the New Zealand Prostitutes Collective, was quoted as
havingstatedintheDec.4,2004BritishBroadcastingCorporation(BBC)Newsonlinearticle"New
ZealandViceBattle'NotOverYet'":
"Wewereverydeterminedbutdidn'tthinkwe'dactuallyachievegettingthelawchanged.Itwasalong
battleover15yearstogetthosedraconianmeasuresoffourstatutesbooks.

Istartedworkingonthestreetsin1972whenIwasastudentandthenIwentintobrothelworkand
massageparloursinthe80s...Theclientofcoursewastotallysupportedbythelawitwasn'tagainst
thelawtoaskorpayforsexbutitwasagainstthelawtoaskformoneyforsexwhichofcoursewas
theactivitythesexworkerscouldn'tavoid...
Sincethechangeinthelaw,peoplefeeltheycanapproachthepoliceandreportviolence.Andithas
changedthedynamicsbetweensexworkersandclients."

Dec.4,2004CatherineHealy

SueBradford,MA,MemberofNewZealand'sParliament,wroteintheJuly30,2001 NewZealand
Heraldarticle"Dialogue:SexWorkersDeserveProtectionoftheLaw":
"NewZealandhaslivedinthe19thcenturyforfartoolong.Inthisdayandage,domostofusreally
acceptthatitisfairtoarrestandconvictsexworkersforsolicitingwhiletheirmale(usually)clients
donotriskcriminalisation?...
Prostitutionhasbeenacareeroptionforsomepeoplesincehistorybegan.Nothinganylawhasdone
haschangedorwillchangethat.Sexworkersprovideaservicewhichisneededandwantedbymany...
Icannotacceptthatinthisdayandageournationshouldcontinuetomakecriminalsofsexworkers
becausetheBiblesaysitiswrong.Inthefirstplace,ChristianityisnotthestatereligionofNew
Zealand, and even within Christianity there are different interpretations of the Bible and related
teachings.Secondly,theonlyprostitutesdirectlycondemnedintheBiblewerethosewhousedsexasa
methodofworship,whichisnotsomethingcommonlypractisedinthiscountry.
TheBibletakesamuchstrongerstandagainstadulterythanagainstcommonwhoredom,butIdoubt
thateventhemoreconservativeamonguswouldwishtoseeadultererscoolingtheirheelsinAuckland
Centralpolicestation...
AndIdon'tlackaconsciencebecauseIbelievewewouldallbebetteroffinasocietywhichhadthe
honestytoacceptthejobchoicethatsomeadultsmakeasvalidandworthyofcareandcompassion,
foralloursakes."

July30,2001SueBradford

John TurleyEwart, PhD, Deputy Comment Editor for National Post, wrote in his July 7, 2006
NationalPostarticle"LessonsFromaGermanBrothel":
"TheassumptionunderlyingmuchofthebadpressGermanyhasreceivedisthatdecriminalizationisa
boontotheunderworld.Infact,theoppositeisclosertothetruth.Prostitutionislikeanyother
industry.Makeitillegal,andyougivecriminalsamonopoly.Legalizeit,andyougivelawabiding
enterprisesachiancetocompete....
Moreover,regulatedbrothelsnowareoperatedaslegitimatebusinesses,andsoattractprofessional
managersasopposedtounderworldthugs.
...Forallconcerned,thebestcourseofactionistobringthisbusinessundertheambitofthelaw.
Whenprostitutesneedprotection,towhomdowewantthemtoturnthugsandmafiosi,ordoctors
andpolice?"

July7,2006JohnTurleyEwart,PhD

TeelaSanders,DPhil,SeniorLecturerinSociologyattheUniversityofLeeds,wasquotedashaving
statedintheMar.8,2007Independentarticle"AgainstTheGrain:'SexWorkersMustBeProtected'":
"Nothing'schangedsinceIpswich.Fivewomencanbemurderedandnothingwillbedone.Ahundred
sexworkershavebeenkilledinthelast10years.Sexworkersfacerape,violence,andmurderevery
daythey'reoutthere.It'safactofthesystemandtheGovernmentknowsthis.
But sex work doesn't fit the Government's ideas of morality. It starts from a position that all
prostitutionisviolenceagainstwomen.Thepolicesaytheywon'tacceptstreetprostitution,sothe
womenareallcriminals...Whereprostitutionislegal,inUtrechtandCologne,therehaveneverbeen
anymurders.
Thesaleofsexualservicesperseisnotallthatdifferentfromsellingotherservices.Idon'tthinkthat
sexuallabourundertherightconditions,asopposedtomentallabourorphysicallabour,isabout
violation.Loadsofsexworkershavedoneprofessionaljobs.Alothavebeennurses.Theysaytheydid
farmoredehumanisingthingsasnursesthaninsexwork.Andtheynowhavecontroloverthehours
theywork.
Streetprostitutionisnevergoingtobeeradicated.Enablingwomentodoitsafelyiswhatpolicy
shouldbeabout...Thereisanargumentthatregulationincreasesprostitution,buthowdotheyknow?
Iflocalauthoritiesgavebrothelslicencestheywouldhavetheabilitytocontrolit.Youwouldhave
quotasandlimits."

Mar.8,2007TeelaSanders,DPhil

Paul R. Abramson, PhD, Professor of Psychology at the University of California at Los Angeles
(UCLA),wroteinhis2003bookSexualRightsinAmerica:TheNinthAmendmentandthePursuitof
Happiness:
"...The evidence from Nevada suggests that decriminalization, in tandem with legal regulatory
schemes,wouldbetterprotectthehealthandsafetyofbothprostitutesandtheircustomers."

2003PaulR.Abramson,PhD

MargoMacDonald,MemberoftheScottishParliament(MSP),wasquotedashavingstatedintheJan.
6,2006article"IsEuropeReadyfor'WhorePower'?"postedonwww.alternet.org:
"TheSwedishsituationisthattheybannedsexforsale,whichwedon'tthinkisfeasible.Itdrivesit
underground,andwhenit'sdrivenunderground,criminality,thetraffickingofwomen,anddrugsare
undermuchlessscrutinybythepolice,becausetheyjustdon'thavetheintelligenceaboutwhat'sgoing
onifthewomenarehidden.
...Whetherpeoplelikeitornot,itissexbetweentwoconsentingadults."

Jan.6,2006MargoMacDonald

LeahPlattBoustan,PhD,AssistantProfessorofEconomicsattheUniversityofCaliforniaatLos
Angeles(UCLA),wroteinthearticle"RegulatingtheGlobalBrothel,"publishedintheJuly2,2001
issueofTheAmericanProspect:

"Inordertouselaborlawstoprotectwomeninthesexindustry,thelegalstatusofprostitutionandits
offshootsbrothelkeeping,pimping,soliciting,payingforsexwouldneedtobereexamined.After
all,theDepartmentofJusticedoesnotensureminimumwagesfordrugrunnersorconcernitselfwith
workingconditionsintheMob.
Butwhetherornotweapproveofsexworkorwouldwantourdaughterstobethusemployed,the
moral argument for condemnation starts to fall apart when we consider the conditions of abuse
suffered by real women working in the industry. Criminalization has been as unsuccessful in
dismantlingthesexindustryasithasbeenineliminatingthedrugtradeandpreventingbackalley
abortions.
Sexworkisheretostay,andbyrecognizingitaspaidlaborgovernmentscanguaranteefairtreatment
aswellassafeandhealthyworkenvironmentsincludingovertimeandvacationpay,controlover
condomuse,andtherighttocollectivebargaining."

July2,2001LeahPlattBoustan,PhD

MargoSt.James,FounderofCallOffYourOldTiredEthics(COYOTE),wasquotedashavingstated
intheMar.511,1998SonomaCountyIndependentarticle"MargoSt.JamesonthePowerofSexand
DangerousBeauty":
"There'ssuchastigmaaboutthemoney!...Well,that'sthebigtaboo:sleepingwithmenformoney.It's
perfectlylegalinthisstateanywayforawomantohavesexwithanyoneshechooses,atanytime.
But the minute five cents changes handsthen boom! She's a whore, and she goes to jail. It's
ludicrous."

Mar.511,1998MargoSt.James

HeidiFleiss,formermadam,wasquotedashavingstatedintheDec.9,2003transcript"HeidiFleiss:
TheFormerHollywoodMadamDiscussesHerLifeandHerNewBook"onthecourtTVwebsite:
"Ithinkthelawsonprostitutionarearchaic.Especiallyinregardstopornographyifacamera's
there,it'sokay.IthinkiftheU.S.decriminalizedandregulatedit,theneveryonewouldbenefit.By
makingitillegal,thisiswheremurders,anddrugs,andnefariousactivitycomesin.That'swhythe
womenalwayssuffer..."

Dec.9,2003HeidiFleiss

AlanYoung,LLM,AssociateProfessorofLawatOsgoodeHallLawSchoolofYorkUniversity,wrote
inthearticle"HomeSweetHooker,"publishedintheJan.5,2006issueofNOWmagazine:
"Sextradeworkershavehadanenormousfallfromgracefromthesacredtempleharlotsofancient
timestothemarginalizedoutcastsexposedtoallmannerofviolence,abuseandridiculeoftoday...
Everytimeaprostituteisarrested,twomoretakeherplace.There'sabottomlessmarketfortheir
services.I'msuresomecops,lawyersandjudgessometimesenterthismarket,buttheycanneveradmit
itbecauseitwouldundercuttheirauthoritytoarrest,prosecuteandpunishthosewhogavethem
releasethedaybefore.
Whetheronepaystoparticipateinanorgyortohiretheservicesofaprostitute,Iseenoreasonto
bringintheheavygunsofthecriminallaw.Whenitcomestosex,Iseeonlyonelegalruleofanyreal
importance:forsextobelawfulthereonlyneedstobeconsent,anditshouldnotmatterwhether

consent is secured by direct payment or weeks of expensive courtship with fine dining and false
promises."

Jan.5,2006AlanYoung,LLB,LLM

PelhamD.Glassford,formerPoliceChiefofWashington,DC,wasquotedintheMay11,1936TIME
article"PolicemanonProstitution"ashavingstated:
"Thepracticeofprostitutionhasbeentechnicallylicensedbythe [Phoenix] policeforaperiodof
manyyears.Thewomenfromthe'redlight'districtarearraignedbeforetheMagistratesCourtoncea
monthandinvariablypleadguilty.Thosechargedwithbeinginmatesofahouseofprostitutionpaya
fineof$25,thosechargedwithoperatingahouseofprostitutionpay$50.Thecityderivesarevenue
fromthissourceofapproximately$20,000ayear...
Theadvantagesoftheexistingsystemare:thatpracticallyallprostitutesareknowntothepoliceand
canbekeptundersupervision;thecityderivesasubstantialrevenue,andprostitutioniskeptoutofthe
residentialdistricts....
Prostitutionisasoldashistory.Itisinviolationofour.laws[sic]andordinances.Itcannotbe
eliminatedbylegislationnorbylawenforcement.
IAMCONVINCEDTHATTHEONLYPRACTICALSOLUTIONISLEGALIZEDPROSTITUTION,
UNDERRIGIDPOLICEANDHEALTHSUPERVISION."

May11,1936PelhamD.Glassford

KirbyR.Cundiff,PhD,AssociateProfessorofFinanceatNortheasternStateUniversity,wroteinhis
Apr.8,2004article"ProstitutionandSexCrimes,"publishedontheIndependentInstitute'swebsite:
"...Theanalysisseemstosupportthehypothesisthattheraperatecouldbeloweredifprostitutionwas
morereadilyavailable.Thiswouldbeaccomplishedinmostcountriesbyitslegalization.IntheUnited
States where prostitution is illegal, the lowend price for most prostitutes is about $200 and the
monthlypercapitaincomeis$2,820.InAmsterdam,Netherlandswhereprostitutionislegaltheprice
is$30.IfprostitutionwerelegalizedintheUnitedStatesitisrationaltoassumethatpriceswould
resemblethoseintheNetherlands,thiswouldresultin...adecreaseintheraperateof10per100,000.
Thepopulationof the UnitedStatesif roughly275millionsothisshouldresult isadecrease of
approximately25,000rapesperyear."

Apr.8,2004KirbyR.Cundiff,PhD

LindaM.RioReichmann,JD,anundergraduatestudentatthetimeofthequote,wholaterbecame
DirectoroftheAmericanBarAssociation's(ABA)ChildCustodyProBonoProject,statedinanApr.
1991 Archives of Sexual Behavior article titled "Psychological and Sociological Research and the
DecriminalizationorLegalizationofProstitution":
"The sociological and psychological data supporting the legal and policy justifications for the
decriminalizationorlegalizationofprostitutionrevealthatthecostsofcriminalprohibitionoutweigh
thebenefits.Theevidenceconcerningthenegativeimpactsofthepresentcriminalstatusofprostitution
supportstheconclusionoftheSanFranciscoCommitteeonCrimethat'wecandolittleworseby
tryingsomethingdifferent.'Theevidenceconcerningthepositiveeffectsofdecriminalizationsuggests
thatwecandoagreatdealbetter."

Apr.1991LindaM.RioReichmann,JD

SherryF.Colb,JD,ProfessorofLawandJudgeFrederickLaceyScholaratRutgersLawSchool,wrote
inherDec.17,2006emailtoProCon.org:
"Prostitutionshouldnotbeacrime.Prostitutesarenotcommittinganinherentlyharmfulact.While
thespreadofdiseaseandotherdetrimentsarepossibleinthepracticeofprostitution,criminalization
isasurewayofexacerbatingratherthanaddressingsucheffects.Wesawthisquiteclearlyinthetime
ofalcoholprohibitioninthiscountry....
Iwouldlikethegovernment todecriminalizeprostitutionbut toregulateitinthewaythatother
intimateserviceprofessions(suchasmassagetherapistsanddoctors)areregulatedonthebasisof
hygienerelatedconcerns.
OnethingIwouldaddisthatthereisadoublestandardthatpermeatestheenforcement oflaws
againstprostitution.Theprostitutesareharassed,arrested,andsometimesprosecuted,whilethejohns
(andoftenthepimps,whoarefarmorelikelytobeengagedinviolentandmaster/slaveliketreatment
oftheprostitutes)areignored.Thisreflectstheviewthatmenwhotrafficinwomenarenotasbadas
thewomeninwhomtheytraffic.Ifpeoplearehonestlyconcernedaboutthewellbeingofwomeninthis
profession,thentheymustbeginbyremovingthestatusof'outlaw'fromthesewomensothattheycan
comeforwardandreceivehelpifandwhentheyfeeltheywanttoleaveaprofessionthatcanotherwise
bequitedifficulttoescape."

Dec.17,2006SherryF.Colb,JD

CamillePaglia,PhD,ProfessorofHumanitiesandMediaStudiesattheUniversityoftheArts,was
quotedashavingstatedinthearticle"Interview:CamillePagliaTheProstitute,TheComedienne&
Me,"intheJan./Feb.1995issueofUrbanDesires:
"Feministsliketoquotetheseabsolutelyspeciousstatistics,atypicaltrickofthefeministmovementof
thelasttwentyyears.Forexample,they'llsaythemajorityofprostituteshavebeensexuallyabusedas
children.Butthere'snoevidenceforthis!Themostsuccessfulprostitutesareinvisible,becausethe
signofaprostitute'ssuccessisherabsoluteblendingwiththeenvironment.She'ssoshrewd,shenever
becomesvisible.Shenevergetsintrouble.Shehascommandofherlife,andherclients.Theoneswho
get into the surveys have drug problems or psychological problems. They're the ones who were
sexuallyabused.Feministsareusingamateurstocondemnawholeprofession.Thisisappalling!
I'm against the harassment of prostitutes. Unless they are actually interfering with people's
movements,theyhaveaperfectrighttobedoingwhatthey'redoing."

Jan./Feb.1995CamillePaglia,PhD

VaclavMaly,AuxiliaryBishopofPrague,wasquotedashavingstatedintheMay4,2002article
"CzechBishopCallsforLegalisingProstitution"ontheRadioPraguewebsite:
"Iamnotmakingamoraljudgmenthere.Iseeprostitutionasarealityofthemodernworld.The
chancesofeliminatingitarepracticallynil.Underthosecircumstancesitisbettertokeepitincheck
andundercontrolbygivingitalegalframework.ThisisnottosaythatIapproveofbrothelsbutit
seemstomethatitwouldbebettertohaveprostitutiontakeplacetherewithmedicalcheckupsand
prostitutespayingtaxes.Itwouldbethelesseroftwoevils."

May4,2002VaclavMaly

AnnieSprinkle,PhD,Sexologistandformerprostitute,wroteinher2006book Hardcorefromthe
Heart:ThePleasures,ProfitsandPoliticsofSexinPerformance:
"I entertained and had sex with all kinds of men, from the rich and famous, to Hasidic Jewish
businessmen,fromMafiagangsters,topoliceofficers.NaturallyIhadquiteafewclientswhoworked
asjudgesandlawyers.Themenofthelegalprofessionweregenerallyrespectful,goodtippers(often
wemadeaboutthesamehourlywage),andalwaysinahurrytogetbacktowork.Theycametome
rackedwithstressandtension,andleftfeelingrelaxedandblissful.Icouldtakeprideinmywork.I'm
convincedthatwithoutprostitution,thelegalsystemcouldnotfunction...
Icontinuedtodoprostitutionfortwentyyears.I'vealwaysbeeninvolvedinthegrassrootsmovement
todecriminalizeprostitutionthepoliticalcausewhichismostnearanddeartomyheart.Wevemade
somebabysteps.It'sreallyabouttimethatsomeone,somehow,challengetheprostitutionlawsandget
themthrowninthegarbagewheretheybelong.Itisabsurdandmeanspiritedtomakeconsensualsex
acrime."

2006AnnieSprinkle,PhD

HughLoebner,PhD,PresidentofCrownIndustries,wroteinhisAug.18,1994"TotheEditor"letterin
theNewYorkTimes:
"Iama'john.'Imakenoapology.InanyrationaluniversethefactthatIamabletohaveasexual
experiencewithaconsentingadultonlyifIpaythatadultwouldbenobody'sbusinessbutmine.
Tragically,thisisnotthecase.Iamguiltyofacrimeandsubjecttoarrest.Soarethosesexworkers
whotendtomyneeds."

Aug.18,1994HughLoebner,PhD

GeorgeFlint,SeniorLobbyistfortheNevadaBrothelOwnersAssociation,wasquotedashavingstated
intheDec.22,2003LasVegasReviewJournalarticle"ProstitutionLobbyistFaithfultoCause":
"Otherthantheurgetosurvive,theurgeforsexinanormalmanisthestrongesturgehehastodeal
with.Ihavecometotheconclusionthatlegalandregulatedprostitutionisbetterthanthealternative
sinceiteliminatespimpsandeliminatescrimesontheclientandonthewoman."

Dec.22,2003GeorgeFlint

HarryBrowne,LibertarianPartyCandidateforUSPresidentin1996and2000,wroteinhis2000book
TheGreatLibertarianOffer:
"It'snotdifficultforafreesocietytokeepviolentcrimetoaminimumwithlittleintrusionon
individuallibertyandatrelativelylowcost.Butgovernmentsalsoprosecute'victimless'crimes.These
areactsthat(1)areillegal,(2)involvenointrusiononanyone'spersonorproperty,and(3)about
whichnoinjuredpartyfilesacomplaintwiththepolice.Theseactsincludesuchthingsasprostitution,
gambling,anddruguse.Theyareactivitiesinwhichallpartiesparticipatevoluntarily...
Eitherindividualsareresponsiblefortheirownactsincludingtheirchoicesofrelationshipsor
thegovernmentisresponsibleforeverythingyoudo.Thereisnomiddleground.Givinggovernment

thepowertooutlawconsensualactivityallowsthepoliticianstoimposeanylawstheywantonyou.
Andtheywillusethatpower."

2000HarryBrowne

Cecilia Hoffman, Secretary of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women Asia Pacific
(CATWAP),wroteintheAug.1997paper"SEX:FromHumanIntimacyto'SexualLabor'orIs
ProstitutionaHumanRight?"publishedontheCATWAPwebsite:
"Prostitution violates the right to physical and moral integrity by the alienation of womens
sexualitythatisappropriated,debasedandreducedtoacommoditytobeboughtandsold.
Itviolatestheprohibitionoftortureandofcruel,inhumanordegradingtreatmentorpunishment
becauseclientsactsandpracticesofsexual'entertainment'andpornographyareactsofpowerand
violenceoverthefemalebody.
Itviolatestherighttolibertyandsecurity,andtheprohibitionofslavery,offorcedlaborandof
traffickinginpersonsbecausemillionsofwomenandgirlsallovertheworldareheldinsexual
slaverytomeetthedemandofevenmoremillionsofmalebuyersofsex,andtogenerateprofitsfor
thecapitalistsofsex.
Itviolatestherighttoenjoythehigheststandardofphysicalandmentalhealthbecauseviolence,
disease,unwantedpregnancies,unsafeabortions,andAIDSstalk,presentingconstantandgrave
risksforwomenandgirlsinprostitution,andmilitatingagainstahealthysenseofandrelationship
withtheirownbodies."

Aug.1997CeciliaHoffman

JohnBambenek,ExecutiveDirectoroftheTumainiFoundation,wroteinhisJan.2,2007post
"TheACLUIsFightingfortheTraffickingofWomenWorldwide"onhisPartTimePundit
blog:
"OnecannotsupportthereductionofAIDSinfectionsandsupportlegalprostitutionatthesame
time.ProstitutionremainsoneoftheleadingvectorsforAIDSinfection.Thisistrueinthecaseof
bothlegalandillegalprostitution...
Prostitutes,becauseoftheirmanypartners,haveagreatlyincreasedriskofexposuretoHIV.They
arelikewiseabletospreadHIVtomanyotherpartners...
The redefinition of prostitution as 'commercial sex work' is just an attempt to legitimize sex
trafficking.It shouldcomeasnosurprisetheACLUandPlannedParenthoodhavesignedon.
Whilebothgroupsareconsidered'prowoman',itisoddthattheysupportanindustryofflagrant
abuseofwomen...
Thereareamultitudeofstudiestoshowthehighlevelofabusethatprostitutessuffer.Womenare
literally bought and sold as property. The incidence of drug addiction is high among women,
partiallyexplainingwhytheybecameprostitutestobeginwith.
The argument for legalization goes something like this. Prostitution will happen anyway but
legalizationandregulationwillhelpstemtheabuses.Theargumenthas50,000footappeal.Using

thesamelogic,slavery(whichstillexistsinmanyplaces)shouldbelegalizedsoundergroundslaves
canbegivensomemeasureofhumanrights.ThefactthattheACLUandthebevyofleftwing
internationalgroupsdon'targueforthelegalizationofslaveryshowsthelogicalinconsistencyof
theirposition.
Further,thelegalizationofabortionhasshownthatitleadtoaradicalincreaseinabortion.The
legalizationwillleadtoanuntoldnumberofwomenbeingforcedintosexslavery.Makenomistake,
womenwillbeforcedintocommercialsexworkingreaternumbersifitwerelegalized."

Jan.2,2007JohnBambenek

ThomasKleineBrockhoff,SeniorDirectorattheGermanMarshallFundoftheUnitedStates,
wrote in his Jan. 29, 2007 article "Legalization Opens Criminal Floodgates" posted on the
PostGlobalwebsite:
"MyhomecountryofGermanyisoneofthefewnationstolegalizeprostitution.Proponentsof
legalizationarguethatallattemptstodealwiththesexbusinesshavefailedandtheonlyoptionleft
untriedisdecriminalization...
Legalizedprostitutioncreatesthesameproblemsthatlegalizedmarijuanadoes.Whileprostitutionis
legal,forcedprostitutionisnot.Thelatteroccurs,andthenewGermanlawunintentionallymakesit
hardertohuntdownhumantraffickers,especiallyfromEasternEuropeandAfrica.Similarly,itis
hardertocombatunderagedprostitution.Withlegalizedmarijuanaandprostitution,Amsterdam
becameamagnetforhumantraffickers,drugtradersandpettycriminals.Thisisnottheworld
legalizationsproponentsenvisioned,butithappened."

Jan.29,2007ThomasKleineBrockhoff

TheUSDepartmentofState,wroteinitsNov.24,2004article"TheLinkBetweenProstitution
andSexTrafficking"providedonitswebsite:
"TheU.S.GovernmentadoptedastrongpositionagainstlegalizedprostitutioninaDecember2002
NationalSecurityPresidentialDirectivebasedonevidencethatprostitutionisinherentlyharmful
anddehumanizing,andfuelstraffickinginpersons,aformofmoderndayslavery.Prostitutionand
relatedactivitiesincludingpimpingandpatronizingormaintainingbrothelsfuelthegrowthof
moderndayslaverybyprovidingafaadebehindwhichtraffickersforsexualexploitationoperate.
Whereprostitutionislegalizedortolerated,thereisagreaterdemandforhumantraffickingvictims
andnearlyalwaysanincreaseinthenumberofwomenandchildrentraffickedintocommercialsex
slavery...
Fewactivitiesareasbrutalanddamagingtopeopleasprostitution.Fieldresearchinninecountries
concludedthat6075percentofwomeninprostitutionwereraped,7095percentwerephysically
assaulted,and68percentmetthecriteriaforposttraumaticstressdisorderinthesamerangeas
treatmentseeking combat veterans and victimsof stateorganized torture.Beyond this shocking
abuse,thepublichealthimplicationsofprostitutionaredevastatingandincludeamyriadofserious
andfataldiseases,includingHIV/AIDS...
Stateattemptstoregulateprostitutionbyintroducingmedicalcheckupsorlicensesdontaddress
thecoreproblem:theroutineabuseandviolencethatformtheprostitutionexperienceandbrutally

victimize those caught in its netherworld. Prostitution leaves women and children physically,
mentally,emotionally,andspirituallydevastated.Recoverytakesyears,evendecadesoften,the
damagecanneverbeundone."

Nov.24,2004USDepartmentofState

Norma Hotaling, Founder and Executive Director of Standing Against Global Exploitation
(SAGE)Projectandformerprostitute,wroteinherpreparedtestimonyfortheApr.28,2005
hearing "Combating Trafficking in Persons: Status Report on Domestic and International
Developments," before the US House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services
SubcommitteeonDomesticandInternationalMonetaryPolicy,Trade,andTechnology:
"Aslongaswepointthefingerawayfromourselves,awayfromtheinstitutionsthatblameand
criminalizewomenandchildrenfortheirownrape,sexualabuse,traffickingandslavery,away
fromthemenwhowenormalizeasJohns,andaslongaswedisconnectadultprostitutionandthe
exploitation of children and disconnect prostitution and trafficking in human beings for the
purposesofrapeandsexslavery;thenwearetoblameandwehaveassistedincreatingwellfunded
transnationalcriminalnetworksdollarbydollar."

Apr.28,2005NormaHotaling

TonyNassif,FounderandPresidentoftheCedarsCulturalandEducationalFoundation,wrote
in the July 19, 2006 article "Legalize Prostitution?" provided on the Cedars Cultural and
EducationalFoundationwebsite:
"Whetherlegalorillegal,prostitutiondoesn'tstopthespreadofdiseaseandthedevastationofthe
humansoulaswellasthedisintegrationoftheculture,society,andnation....
Yetsomepromotethelegalizationofprostitution.Thismovementmustberesistedformanyreasons,
mostnotablythatitwillperpetuatethedemandfortraffickedvictimsandtherepercussionthat
follows.
ThenthereisGod.Nomatterwhatouropinionis,itisGod'sstandardthatremains.Abidebyitand
thenationisblessed.RejectitandwecomeoutfromunderHisblessingofhealthandprosperity.
Wechoose.WecannotrejectGod'spreceptsforlifeandprosperitybylegalizingthatwhichHe
condemnsandyetexpectHisblessingsforourselvesandourposterity."

July19,2006TonyNassif

BonnieErbe,ContributingEditoratUSNews&WorldReport,wroteintheJune15,2006Seattle
PostIntelligencerarticle"CryFoulonWorldCupProstitution":
"GermanyisoneofseveralEuropeannationswhereprostitutionislegal.Germanycamelatetothis
game,in2002.Inonlyfouryears,itbuiltupaworkforcesome400,000strongforitsmultibillion
dollarannualprostitutionbusiness...
MyadmirationforrelaxedEuropeanattitudestowardsexcomestoanexcruciatinglycacophonous
haltontheissueoflegalizedprostitution.

Women'srightsactivistsbelievetheGermangovernment'ssanctioningofsexservicesforWorld
Cupvisitorswilldrivetheillicitinternationaltradeinsextrafficking.This,inturn,couldforce
thousandsofunwillingwomenintoprostitution.
Whetherwomenenterthesextradewillinglyornot,nogovernmentshouldsanctionprostitution.By
itsverynature,prostitutionisdemeaningtowomenandencouragesantisocial,somewouldsay
depraved,behaviorbymen.
...Germanofficials...shouldbanprostitutionaltogether."

June15,2006BonnieErbe,JD

AndreaDworkin,anauthor,activist,andformerprostitute,statedinherOct.31,1992speechat
theUniversityofMichiganLawSchool:
"I ask you to think about your own bodiesif you can do so outside the world that the
pornographershavecreatedinyourminds,theflat,dead,floatingmouthsandvaginasandanuses
ofwomen.Iaskyoutothinkconcretelyaboutyourownbodiesusedthatway.Howsexyisit?Isit
fun?Thepeoplewhodefendprostitutionandpornographywantyoutofeelakinkylittlethrillevery
timeyouthinkofsomethingbeingstuckinawoman.Iwantyoutofeelthedelicatetissuesinher
bodythatarebeingmisused.Iwantyoutofeelwhatitfeelslikewhenithappensoverandoverand
overandoverandoverandoverandoveragain:becausethatiswhatprostitutionis.
...Andso,manyofusaresayingthatprostitutionisintrinsicallyabusive.Letmebeclear.Iam
talkingtoyouaboutprostitutionperse,withoutmoreviolence,withoutextraviolence,withouta
womanbeinghit,withoutawomanbeingpushed.Prostitutioninandofitselfisanabuseofa
woman'sbody.Thoseofuswhosaythisareaccusedofbeingsimpleminded.Butprostitutionisvery
simple.Andifyouarenotsimpleminded,youwillneverunderstandit.Themorecomplexyou
managetobe,thefurtherawayfromtherealityyouwillbethesaferyouwillbe,thehappieryou
willbe,themorefunyouwillhavediscussingtheissueofprostitution.Inprostitution,nowoman
stayswhole."

Oct.31,1992AndreaDworkin

AnastasiaVolkonsky,JD,formerExecutiveDirector,ColoradoLawyersfortheArts(CoLA),
wrote in the Feb. 27, 1995 Insight on the News article "Legalizing the 'Profession' Would
SanctiontheAbuse":
"Behindthefacadeofaregulatedindustry,brothelprostitutesinNevadaarecaptiveinconditions
analogoustoslavery.Womenoftenareprocuredforthebrothelsfromotherareasbypimpswho
dump them at the house in order to collect the referral fee. Women report working in shifts
commonlyaslongas12hours,evenwhenill,menstruatingorpregnant,withnorighttorefusea
customerwhohasrequestedthemortorefusethesexualactforwhichhehaspaid.Thedozenorso
prostitutesIinterviewedsaidtheyareexpectedtopaythebrothelroomandboardandapercentage
oftheirearningssometimesupto50percent.Theyalsomustpayformandatoryextrassuchas
medicalexams,assignedclothingandfinesincurredforbreakinghouserules.And,contrarytothe
commonclaimthatthebrothelwillprotectwomenfromthedangerous,crazyclientsonthestreets,
rapesandassaultsbycustomersarecoveredupbythemanagement."

Feb.27,1995AnastasiaVolkonsky,JD

GunillaEkberg,SpecialAdvisertotheSwedishDivisionforGenderEqualityintheMinistryof
Industry, Employment, and Communications, wrote in the article "The Swedish Law That
Prohibits the Purchase of Sexual Services: Best Practices for Prevention of Prostitution and
TraffickinginHumanBeings"publishedintheOct.2004issueofViolenceAgainstWomen:
"In Sweden, prostitution is officially acknowledged as a form of male sexual violence against
women and children. One of the cornerstones of Swedish policies against prostitution and
traffickinginhuman beingsisthefocusontheroot cause,therecognitionthatwithout mens
demandforanduseofwomenandgirlsforsexualexploitation,theglobalprostitutionindustry
wouldnotbeableflourishandexpand.
Prostitutionisaseriousproblemthatisharmful,inparticular,notonlytotheprostitutedwomanor
childbutalsotosocietyatlarge.Therefore,prostitutedwomenandchildrenareseenasvictimsof
maleviolencewhodonotrisklegalpenalties.Instead,theyhavearighttoassistancetoescape
prostitution."

Oct.2004GunillaEkberg

Michael Horowitz, LLB, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, in the article "Right
Abolitionism"publishedintheDec.2005Jan.2006issueofTheAmericanSpectator:
"...HistorianswillalsonotetheattacksontheBushadministrationandMiller[AmbassadorJohn
R.Miller]fromashrillclaqueofacademicfeministsandtheirradicalchicalliesandbydoingso
thesehistorianswillunderstandthereasonsforthedecliningstateofthe21stcenturyAmerican
left.Theywillseeinthecritics'attacksliberalutopianismatitsworstthebeliefthatuntilall
povertyandallexploitationoftheweakhasended,targetedefforts'merely'toamelioratesuch
'symptoms'asthemafiaconducteddestructionofmillionsofgirlsandwomeninthesextradeare
distractionsfromtheneedtoeliminate'rootcauses.'Historianswillseeintheseattacksrhetoricand
ideologyunhingedfromreality,aworshipofmaterialistgoals,contemptfortraditionalvalues,and
amoralstinginessthatdeniescreditforgoodworktoanybutpoliticalallies.
...ThecriticsendorsethebiglieofPrettyWomanandactasiftheJuliaRobertscharacterexists
beyondHollywood.Thecriticsroutinelyseek'sexworkerunions,'governmenttraffickercondom
distribution partnerships, and government regulation as if written contracts or OSHA [US
Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration]mandated ergonomic
mattresses could ever trump the ability of pimps to exploit the abused and psychologically
manipulablerunawaygirlstheypreyupon."

Dec.2005Jan.2006MichaelHorowitz,LLB

Theodore Dalrymple, awriter and retired physician,wrote in the Feb. 3,2005 City Journal
article"WelfaretoWork'sNewThrust":
"Afewyearsago,prostitutesdisappearedfromthepagesofmedicaljournals;theyreturnedas'sex
workers.'Nordidtheyworkinprostitutionanymore:theywereemployeesinthe'sexindustry.'
Presumably,orgasmsarenowaconsumerproductjustlikeanyother.Asforpimps,thecorrectterm
isprobably:'briefsexualliaisoncoordinators.'

Theeditorswhodecidedonthenewterminologyalmostcertainlyfelt,andprobablystilldofeel,a
warmglowofselfsatisfaction(oneofthefewemotionsthanneverletsyoudown).Howtheymust
havepridedthemselvesontheirbroadmindedness,astheystrovetoreducethesmallmindedstigma
traditionally attached to offering sexual services in return for money! How morally brave and
daringtheymusthavefelt,toflysoboldlyinthefaceoftwomillenniaofunthinkingcondemnation!
...Theideaofthestatecoercingitspopulationintoprostitutionis,ofcourse,repellent.Eventhemost
liberal of liberals would probably agree with that. This means that there is after all a moral
differencebetweenprostitutionandwashingdishesinthelocalrestaurantorstackingsupermarket
shelves.Andthatprostitutionisbothageoldandineradicabledoesnotmakeitanylessdegrading
toallconcerned."

Feb.3,2005TheodoreDalrymple

CharlesH.Ramsey,formerPoliceChiefofWashington,DC,statedintheMay11,1999interview
"Q&AwithCharlesH.Ramsey"onLeveyLive(aweeklyliveonlinediscussion)onWashington
PostwithBobLevey:
"Ibelievethattwocrimesmakeacitylooktotallyoutofcontrol.That'sopenprostitutionandopen
airdrugtrafficking.IwasappalledattheblatantprostitutiontakingplaceintheDistrictandIhave
beendeterminedtoputanendtoit.You'rerightthatoftentimesaproblemissimplydisplacedwhen
strongenforcementactionistaken,that'stobeexpected,actually.Thekeyistoshiftresourcestothe
new location and continue to take strong enforcement action wherever the problem crops up.
Eventually,peopleengagedinthiskindofactivityeitherstoporleavetheareaaltogether."

May11,1999CharlesH.Ramsey

JeffreyJ.Barrows,DO,HealthConsultantonHumanTraffickingfortheChristianMedical
Association, wrote in the Sep. 9, 2005 article "HIV and Prostitution: What's the Answer?"
publishedontheCenterforBioethicsHumanDignitywebsite:
"EvenifaprostituteisbeingtestedeveryweekforHIV,shewilltestnegativeforatleastthefirst46
weeksandpossiblythefirst12weeksafterbeinginfected.Ifweassumethatheorshetakesonly4
weekstobecomepositive,becausethereisanadditionallagtimeof12weekstogettheresultsback,
therewillbeatbestawindowperiodof6weeksforaprostitute.Theaverageprostituteservices
between1015clientsperday.Thismeansthatwhilethetestisbecomingpositiveandtheresultsare
becomingknown,thatprostitutemayexposeupto630clientstoHIV.Thisisunderthebestof
circumstanceswithtestingeveryweekandafourweekwindowperiod.Italsoassumesthatthe
prostitutewillquitworkingassoonasheorshefindsoutthetestisHIVpositive,whichishighly
unlikely.Thisisnotthebestapproachforactuallyreducingharm.Instead,inordertoslowthe
globalspreadofHIV/AIDSweshouldfocusoureffortsonabolishingprostitution."

Sep.9,2005JeffreyJ.Barrows,DO

LisaThompson,LiaisonfortheAbolitionofSexualTraffickingfortheUnitedStatesSalvation
Army,statedinherJan.26,2007phoneinterviewwithProCon.org:
"Weneedtoeliminatethepurchaseofcommercialsex.Thatisnoeasytask.Peopletellmeallthe
timethatprostitutionhasbeenaroundforeverandyoucan'tstopthis.Ithinkthat'sbaloney.There

arealotofthingsthathavebeenaroundforeverbutifweprovidetherightevidenceandprovide
positivemotivationanduseourlawseffectivelypeople'sbehaviorscanchangeandwecanchange
people'sminds
I'm opposed to anything that would legalize the purchasing of sex by buyers. I'm opposed to
pimpingbeinglegal.I'mopposedtobrothelkeepingbeinglegal.Ithinkweneedtoabsolutelykeep
asmanybarriersupaspossible.Wewanttocreateasensethatbuyingsexfromawomanissocially
unacceptableandlegallyunacceptable
Prostitutionisadespairing,horribleconditionforanywomenandgirlwhoshouldendupthere.We
needtogetmoreandbetterinformationouttothepublicabouttheharmsofprostitution:mortality,
homicide,suicide,sexuallytransmitteddiseases,violence,beatings,shootings,stabbings,rapeItis
nolifeforanyone."

Jan.26,2007LisaThompson

JosephParker,ClinicalDirectoroftheLolaGreeneBaldwinFoundation,wroteinthearticle
"HowProstitutionWorks"postedontheLolaGreeneBaldwinFoundationwebsite(accessed
Jan.19,2009):
"Peoplewhohavehadluckierlives,aswellasthosewhoprofitfromthesexindustryinsomeway,
frequentlyrefertoprostitutionandpornographyas'victimlesscrimes'.Theypointtoatinyfraction
ofsexworkerswhoactuallymightbeinvolvedbychoice.Theyselectivelyreadhistorytofindsome
tinyminority,somewhere,atsometime,whogainedsomethinginthesexbusiness.
Theveryselectivenessoftheirattentionindicatesthat,onsomelevel,theyknowthatforalmost
everyone,involvementinthesexindustryisaterriblemisfortune.
Asmanyanoldcopwillsay,'Anyonewhothinksprostitutionisavictimlesscrime,hasntseenitup
close.'"

Jan.19,2009JosephParker

S.M.Berg,CoFounderoftheSexualHealthActivistGroup(SHAG),wroteinthearticle"Hey,
Progressives!CathouseGotYourTongue?"intheJuly2006PortlandAlliance:
"Instead of railing against the increasing exploitation of females internationally, mainstream
Americanfeministshavemostlychosentoignorethesevereandtragicharmsofprostitution.Why
thewallofsilenceregardingmenslegitimizedsenseofentitlementtodemandsexanytime,anyway
theywantit,frommostlyminorityandpovertystrickenwomen?
...Rejectingprostitutionisconsistentwiththefeministbeliefthatmendonothavearighttocontrol
womenssexualityever,buttoomanyfeministwomenstillcan'tsaysowhilestandingtalland
withoutapologizingforbelievingit."

July2006S.M.Berg

MaryAnneLayden,PhD,CoDirectoroftheSexualTraumaandPsychopathologyProgramat
theCenterforCognitiveTherapyattheUniversityofPennsylvania,wasquotedashavingstated
intheAug.10,2005TheAustralianarticle"PornFuelsProstitution":
"Internetpornographyandthelegalisationofprostitutionhavedrivenupdemandthroughasetof
beliefsthatimplythatthisbehaviourisnormal,acceptable,commonanddoesn'thurtanyonesothe
personhaspermissiontocontinuetobehaveinthatway...
TherearenotenoughwomeninAustraliawhohavebeenrapedasachild,arehomeless,orhavea
drugaddiction,tobeprostitutes,becauseinrealitythesearethewomenwhoendupinthissituation.
Inthiscase,youhavetodeceiveorkidnapwomenandchildrenfromothercountries,taketheir
passport,beatthemupandputthemintosexslavery."

Aug.10,2005MaryAnneLayden,PhD

JohnPaul,II,264thPopeoftheCatholicApostolicRomanChurch,statedinhisJune29,1995
"LettertoWomen"providedonwww.vatican.va:
"Norcanwefail,inthenameoftherespectduetothehumanperson,tocondemnthewidespread
hedonisticandcommercialculturewhichencouragesthesystematicexploitationofsexualityand
corruptsevenveryyounggirlsintolettingtheirbodiesbeusedforprofit."

June29,1995JohnPaul,II

In USv.Bitty (decidedFeb.24,1908),theUSSupremeCourt,inadecisionwrittenbythen
AssociateJusticeJohnMarshallHarlan:
"Therecanbenodoubtastowhatclasswasaimedatbytheclauseforbiddingtheimportationof
alienwomenforpurposesof'prostitution.'Itreferstowomenwho,forhireorwithouthire,offer
theirbodiestoindiscriminateintercoursewithmen.Thelivesandexampleofsuchpersonsarein
hostilityto'theideaofthefamilyasconsistinginandspringingfromtheunionforlifeofoneman
andonewomanintheholyestateofmatrimony;thesurefoundationofallthatisstableandnoble
inourcivilization;thebestguarantyofthatreverentmoralitywhichisthesourceofallbeneficent
progressinsocialandpoliticalimprovement.'"

Feb.24,1908U.S.v.Bitty(12KB)

MelissaFarley,PhD,FoundingDirectoroftheProstitutionResearchandEducation,wroteinthe
article "Bad for the Body, Bad for the Heart" published in the Oct. 2004 Violence Against
Women:
"Legalsexbusinessesprovidelocationswheresexualharassment,sexualexploitation,andviolence
againstwomenareperpetratedwithimpunity.Statesponsoredprostitutionendangersallwomen
andchildreninthatactsofsexualpredationarenormalizedactsrangingfromtheseemingly
banal(breastmassage)tothelethal(snuffprostitutionthatincludesfilmingofactualmurdersof
realwomenandchildren)...
Johns who buy women, groups promoting legalized prostitution, and governments that support
statesponsoredsexindustriescompriseatripartitepartnershipthatendangersallwomen.These

groups collude in denying the everyday violence and subsequent health dangers to those in
prostitution."

Oct.2004MelissaFarley,PhD

DaveQuist,MPA,ExecutiveDirectoroftheInstituteofMarriageandFamilyCanada(IMFC),
was quoted as having stated in the July 13, 2006 LifeSiteNews.com article "National Post
AdvocatingLegalizationofProstitutionAgain":
"Theconceptthat'mom'sjob'ishavingsexwithstrangerssetsthewrongtoneforfamilylife.It
hurtsthewoman,ithurtsthechildren;thatisanexploitativesituation.Ifprostitutionislegalit
affords men the 'excuse' to go find sex outside of marriage, when things in the marriage are
difficult.Thatdoesnothingtoenhancetherelationshipbetweenamanandawoman.
[Prostitution]runsoppositetowhatrelationshipsaresupposedtobe.Intimacyandlovearenot
involved;it'sjustapurelyphysicalact.Itlowersbothpeopletothelowestcommondenominator."

July13,2006DaveQuist

Ronald Reagan,40th Presidentofthe United Statesand interviewed asformerGovernor of


California(Jan.1967Jan.1975)atthetimeofthequotation,wasquotedashavingstatedinthe
July1975ReasonMagazinearticle"InsideRonaldReagan":
"Prostitutionhasbeenlistedasanonvictimcrime.Well,isanyonenaiveenoughtobelievethat
prostitutionjustdependsonwillingemployeescominginandsayingthat'stheoccupationtheywant
topractice?Itdoesn't.
...Talktolawenforcementpeopleabouttheseamysideofhowtherecruitingisdone,includingwhat
in an earlier day was called the white slave traffic and you will find that the recruiting for
prostitutionisnotoneofjusttakinganadinthepaperandsayingcomebeaprostituteandletting
someonewalkinwillingly."

July1975RonaldReagan