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Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
"I do not approve of legalized prostitution or any kind of prostitution. It is something that I personally believe is demeaning to women. I have worked against it and I have certainly taken a very strong stand against what happens in many parts of the world where young girls and women are forced into prostitution against their wills. I understand Nevada has a regulated system and it is within the authority of the state. So that is not a federal issue that we will have any role to play in when I am president. But I would obviously speak out against prostitution and try to persuade women that it is not --- even in a regulated system -- necessarily a good way to try to make a living. Let's try to find other jobs that can be there for women who are looking for a good way to support themselves and their families."
"Clinton: On Prostitution, Sports Betting and the Politics of a Rock Star," Reno Gazette-Journal, Apr. 29, 2007
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:
67th US Secretary of State, Jan. 21, 2009–Feb. 1, 2013
US Senator (D-NY), 2001-2009
Democratic Party Presidential Candidate, 2008
Recipient, Military Order of the Purple Heart's Inspirational Leadership Award, 2006
Recipient, President's Vision & Voice Award, American Medical Women's Association, 2005
Recipient, Reserve Officers Association National President's Award, 2005
Inductee, National Women's Hall of Fame, 2005
Recipient, Women in Politics Award, National Hispana Leadership Institute, 2004
Recipient, Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service, US Department of Defense, 2001
First Lady of the United States, 1993-2000
Recipient, Mother Theresa award from Albanian government for work with Kosovar refugees, 1999
Recipient, United Arab Emirates Health Foundation Prize, Geneva, Switzerland, 1998