Sex Trafficking As A Crime And The Legalizing Of Prostitution

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Sex Trafficking as a crime and the legalizing of prostitution

Sex trafficking is defined as forced labor or human slavery. Prostitution is defined as the act of offering one 's self for hire to engage in sexual relations. Sex trafficking is a severe problem globally, even right here in the United States. While any form of slavery is unjustifiable, human trafficking has been going on for centuries. However, increased awareness of this issue has brought more mindfulness to the situation and that morally we need to do something to stop this problem. Although modern historians have differing views on whether to legalize prostitution, it is felt to be morally inexcusable. Women and children all over the world are forced in to sex slavery
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I can understand the opinions of those who feel prostitution should not be legalized. I can sympathize with those who are against the legalizing of prostitution. This stems from the knowledge of women and children being forced into this trade by violence, trickery, fake job offers and much more is well understood. This is a crime against human rights. Tony Nassif, Founder and President of the Cedars Cultural and Educational Foundation, wrote in the July 19, 2006 article "Legalize Prostitution?" "Whether legal or illegal, prostitution doesn 't stop the spread of disease and the devastation of the human soul as well as the disintegration of the culture, society, and nation.” Understanding and sympathizing other views are the first steps in fixing the problem. Sex trafficking any human being is not morally right, also violating a person’s human rights is unacceptable. We are violating a person’s human rights by not legalizing prostitution. It has been studied in other countries that legalization cuts crime and protects the sex worker and their client. It is safer for everyone involved if legalized, regulations would be put in place, and more importantly enforced, for their protection. Taking control away from the

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