D.C. set to prop up trafficking by legalizing prostitution

Monday, October 21, 2019
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

police lights flashingCity leaders in the nation’s capital are meeting today with the expectation they will decriminalize prostitution and thereby promote human trafficking.

The main proponent is liberal councilman David Grosso, who has proposed legalizing prostitution for several years, but critics tie that practice to trafficking women and girls.

Dr. Alveda King, who heads Civil Rights for the Unborn, tells OneNewsNow the city council claims it wants to fight for the “rights” of prostitutes but those sex workers are routinely abused and forced into sex work.

“It's just the weirdest doublespeak,” she says.

King

A media report described a 14-hour-long public hearing with more than 180 speakers who defended or denounced the proposed ordinance, the Community Safety and Health Amendment Act.

The story quoted Grosso telling the public hearing he wants to keep people out of jail who are “trying to make it in this world.”

According to King, however, the ordinance fails to solve problems because even though it allows sex workers to operate legally and in public, in private they are still being forced into the practice.  

“Very few people,” he says, “volunteer to be sex slaves, very few.”

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