Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
"The Swedish situation is that they banned sex for sale, which we don't think is feasible. It drives it underground, and when it's driven underground, criminality, the trafficking of women, and drugs are under much less scrutiny by the police, because they just don't have the intelligence about what's going on if the women are hidden.
...Whether people like it or not, it is sex between two consenting adults."
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, individuals with graduate degrees and significant post-graduate involvement in fields relevant to the study of prostitution, and government officials with significant involvement in, or related to, prostitution issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Member, Parliament of Scotland, 1997-present
14th Most Powerful Woman in Scotland, The Scotsman, 2004
MSP Campaigner of the Year, The Herald, 2003
MSP Campaigner of the Year, The Herald, 2002
MSP Maverick of the Year, The Herald, 2000
Broadcaster, Radio Forth, 1981-1983
Director of a shelter, 1978-1981
Deputy Leader, Scottish Nation Party, 1974-1979
Member, Parliament of the United Kingdom, 1973-1974