Broadcast – Prostitution

It’s time to make prostitution legal. Yes it’s morally wrong but criminalizing this activity creates a dangerous black market – just look at the tragic consequences of sex trafficking.

Here’s something you didn’t know: Legalization will reduce violence against women. Pimps and johns exploit illegal prostitutes. Legal brothel owner shave an interest in maintaining a trouble-free business protecting the women.

Legalization, as demonstrated in Nevada – the only state where it’s legal – increases tax revenues, and police aren’t wasting time investigating consensual acts between sex workers and their clients.

During the prostitution sting involving former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, over 6,000 emails were intercepted and 5,000 phone conversations tapped. Years went into this investigation, taking time away from investigating real crimes with real victims.