- I am against the legalization of prostitution under any circumstances.
- I favor legalization of prostitution only if it is strictly controlled and monitored.
The world’s oldest profession may become legal in California. Assuming that everyone even in Catholic circles is against this is probably a stretch. My understanding is that we not to cooperate with evil. Legalizing the sex trades feels a bit like that. What are your thoughts? [poll type=multiple min=1 max=3] Speak your mind!
I think prostitution is evil of course. It is an enslavement, of the soul crushing variety. For the people not forced into it, it is still a form of cooperative enslavement.
Some people think it is a lesser evil. There will always be prostitution. Legalizing it does several things, some of which have positive attributes if done smartly. Licencing prostitutes may lower crime. Pimps often use drugs and violence to keep their “workers” under control, often keeping most or all of the money. There may be some monitoring for HIV or STDs tied to licensing, keeping these things under better control, enabling health officials to better react to disease outbreaks.