But the fact that it could happen during regular intercourse should completely nullify that argument in favor of legalizing. Criminalizing prostitution is a way for slowing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases; it is not a way to confront the problem of STD’s. We saw this quite clearly in the time of alcohol prohibition in this country. “Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it”. –Unknown Second, prostitution should be something of free choice, not to be stopped by the government.
The legalization of prostitution helps to protect society by ensuring the safety of everyone involved. Not only would the STD and unwanted pregnancy rate drastically decrease, but prostitutes would also not be exposed to physical or sexual abuse by their clients or pimps. Legal or illegal, prostitution is present in the United States; therefore, the government should regulate this as a legitimate business. In addition, we as a country could rest assured knowing that our government is not stripping away our rights and liberties to fit their personal religious or moral beliefs. The benefits of its legalization far outweigh the
Though he seems to have positive end results to the issue, the immoral act of prostitution still is part of the solution. As proven before, legal prostitution could lead to an excess of prostitutes that could ruin the appearance of our country, it does not control ones animal-like impulses, but merely lets them run wild, it uses sex as a drug that could lead to an increase of sex ?junkies?, the crime rate could possible increase, rather than decrease, and the spread of STD?s will not be effected positively. The best way to fix the issue of prostitution is to continue fighting it, till eventually the message gets across that prostitution is wrong, and does not lead to a profitable life financially, or morally.
Max Shellenbergar PHL 202: Critical Thinking Professor Turner 1 December 2017 Decriminalization of Prostitution We all believe that we have the right to our own bodies, however if we need protection shouldn’t it be the government's duty to help us protect our bodies and create the best possible environment for the business person and the consumer. Prostitution is what is known as a consensual crime. This means that prostitution is directly a victimless crime, however there have been reports of prostitutes suffering from abuse of their consumer. The acts of battery are not a victimless crime. However, due to its current illegal state prostitutes are unable to seek help from local officials.
Having legalized prostitutes conducting their business in one place, like in brothels or in specific identified areas, would help to identify those who are illegal or being trafficked. Equally important in the battle against human trafficking, recognizing free prostitution would allow police funds to be focussed on catching the real criminals of forced prostitution. If prostitution were made legal then police would not have to spend countless hours and money trying to eliminate it and protect the community from it. Some of the real crimes become neglected as a result and the true victims of forced prostitution are neglected as well. Resources, time, and energy that can help actual victims of sex trafficking are wasted on rescuing those who don’t want to be.
Prostitution has never been a criminal offence except in October 2000 where brothels and pimping were banned, however this was removed from the penal code. Regulation of prostitution means that they have a trade union. Thus their quality of lives are better as the labour law in place means they are protected from exploitation. My source states another way prostitution is regulated is by making it an offence if self-employed prostitutes aren’t registered by the government. Regulation is important to the Netherlands because of abuse such as human trafficking.
While some individuals are morally opposed to the legalization of prostitution, it would have many benefits if legalized including: protection for both parties involved, less violent crimes, and it would benefit the economy. The benefits for the legalization of prostitution outweigh the benefits for prostitution remaining illegal in the United States. In Robert Trapp’s book entitled, “The Database Book: A Must-have Guide for Successful Debate”, he explains that prostitution has existed throughout history in all cultures and that the government needs to recognize that prostitution will not disappear. Therefore, the government should pass laws to make this profession healthier and safer for the individuals involved in the act of prostitution (192). By regulating these acts, the government would benefit as well as the prostitutes and their clients.
On the contrary, it is regarded so dangerous that only when one is in a life-threatening situation, such as poverty, is it acceptable to engage in the practice of prostitution. However, taking the mutual view of regular sex, referred to as sexual intercourse for pleasure or an activity for amusement with no relationship commitment or an emotional attachment, being acceptable in society, prostitution should undeniably be legalized. It will provide workers benefits, societal benefits, and economic benefits. In order for a society to function well, prostitution should be legalized because it will decrease the rate of sexually transmitted diseases and general environmental diseases. For example, the law against keeping a “common bawdy house,” obligates prostitutes to work on the street or in other locations caus... ... middle of paper ... ... their sex acts.
This would make it a more supervised practice, so it wouldn’t spread AIDS and herpes and other diseases. The prostitutes could be tested just like they are tested in places where it is legal, such as Las Vegas. The cold hard fact is that by putting a restriction on the solicitation of sex the government essentially is putting a restriction on ones personal freedoms. A state of being, which many Americans expect. Not only that, the United States is known for and based upon the idea of its individual freedoms for each citizen, yet in some forms, it still ceases to exist.
As seen in the Nevada and other countries in Europe, prostitution being legal would not only increase the amount of reported harassment cases and would decrease the amount of STD’s in Brothels. Changing things is a necessity. Sex workers will always be there, whether they are protected and working legally or harassed and dehumanized. So rather than victimizing them for something that they are unable to control such as rape, helping them and making sure they are in the safest environment possible is the only morally right thing to