Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

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Caitland Clay
Professor Petretto
English 111
15 Nov. 2016
Should Prostitution be Legalized?
Prostitution has been and may always be one of the most controversial topics in the United States. While there are some who argue that prostitution should be legalized, others do not agree with this theory. Some advocates argue that prostitution is a victimless crime and that it should be a decision that one chooses on his or her own. They also believe that the legalization of prostitution will minimize crime, increase tax revenue, and potentially improve public health. However, I refute such arguments. Prostitution should be not be legalized because it would not only encourage but increase human trafficking, increase the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, and advertise a false perception of an immoral activity upon children.
Prostitution is one of the very few professions that have stood throughout thousands and thousands of generations. Some places have accepted it, and others forbade it, but prostitution has always been present and discussed. The business or practice of prostitution consists of men or women engaging in sexual relations in exchange for some form of wage, usually currency. There are those who have willingly chosen prostitution to be an alternative way to make a living, and there are those who have been held against their own will to engage in such activities. Either way, this operation should not be accepted or condoned by any means necessary. Too many times

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