Demand Abolition, in the "Why Prostitution Shouldn't Be Legal" section of its website, (accessed Jan. 3, 2018) wrote:

“Prostitution, regardless of whether it’s legal or not, involves so much harm and trauma it cannot be seen as a conventional business…

Evaluations have found that regulation of prostitution creates a façade of legitimacy that hides sexual exploitation, and that brothels can ‘function as legalized outlets for victims of sex trafficking.'”

Jan. 3, 2018