Last updated on: 8/22/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Source Biographies

"Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Summary of Positions

Pro Not Clearly Pro or Con (NC) Con None Found (?)
I. Individual 110 (42.6%) 21 (8.1%) 93 (36%) 34 (13.2%)
II. Organization 18 (25%) 4 (5.6%) 23 (31.9%) 27 (37.5%)

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I. Individual
- Pro -
Individuals Rating Position
Abramson, Paul R., PhD     Pro
Albert, Alexa, MD     Pro
Alexander, Priscilla   Pro
Almodovar, Norma Jean   Pro
Armentano, Paul   Pro
Armstrong, Ari   Pro
Bass, Alison, MLA     Pro
Betteridge, Glenn, LLB     Pro
Bindman, Jo   Pro
Boutellier, Johannes C. J.   Pro
Bovard, James   Pro
Bradford, Sue     Pro
Brents, Barbara G., PhD     Pro
Brock, Rita Nakashima, PhD     Pro
Browne, Harry   Pro
Bullough, Bonnie, PhD     Pro
Bullough, Vern, PhD     Pro
Carlson, Tucker   Pro
Cauthen, Kenneth, PhD     Pro
Colb, Sherry F., JD     Pro
Cundiff, Kirby R., PhD     Pro
Dalton, Gaye   Pro
Davies, Libby     Pro
Ditmore, Melissa, PhD     Pro
Donovan, Basil, MD     Pro
Evans, Hilary   Pro
Fairley, Christopher, PhD     Pro
Few, Robyn   Pro
Fleiss, Heidi   Pro
Flint, George   Pro
Frank, Marshall   Pro
Gardner, Dan, LLB, MA     Pro
Garfinkle, Wendy C., MA, MFA   Pro
Gaze, Elizabeth, LLM     Pro
Glassford, Pelham D.   Pro
Godlee, Fiona, MB BChir     Pro
Hall-Blanco, Abigail R., PhD     Pro
Harcourt, Christine, PhD     Pro
Hardaway, Robert M., JD     Pro
Healy, Catherine   Pro
Hof, Dennis   Pro
Hsieh, Diana   Pro
Huppin, Mark, PhD, JD     Pro
Ince, John, LLB     Pro
Ka Hon Chu, Sandra, LLM     Pro
Kastoryano, Stephen, PhD     Pro
Klinger, Kimberly   Pro
Koyama, Emi   Pro
Kuo, Lenore, PhD     Pro
La Croix, Catherine   Pro
Lalu, Vivienne   Pro
Landers, Ann   Pro
Lee, Laura   Pro
Leigh, Carol   Pro
Lieseke, Wade   Pro
LoCicero, Jeanne, JD     Pro
Loebner, Hugh, PhD     Pro
Loff, Bebe, PhD     Pro
Long, Billy J., PhD     Pro
Lopes, Ana, PhD     Pro
MacDonald, Margo     Pro
Malek, Ninos P., PhD     Pro
Maly, Vaclav   Pro
Marlowe, Julian   Pro
Martin, Keith, MD     Pro
McElroy, Wendy   Pro
McGinty, Jim, LLB     Pro
McNamara, Joseph, DPA     Pro
Monet, Veronica   Pro
Mulvey-Roberts, Marie, PhD     Pro
Murray, Alison J., PhD     Pro
Ofer, Udi, JD     Pro
Paglia, Camille, PhD     Pro
Passion, Mariko   Pro
Paulos, John Allen, PhD     Pro
Peratis, Kathleen, JD     Pro
Pinkerton, Steven D., PhD     Pro
Platt Boustan, Leah, PhD     Pro
Quan, Tracy   Pro
Raymond, Katherine     Pro
Reed, Anna     Pro
Reid, Melanie   Pro
Richards, Amy   Pro
Ringdal, Nils Johan   Pro
Rio Reichmann, Linda M., JD     Pro
Sanders, Teela, DPhil     Pro
Sanger, William, MD     Pro
Scott, John, PhD     Pro
Scott, Valerie   Pro
Shrage, Laurie, PhD     Pro
Silva Leite, Gabriela   Pro
Singer, Peter, MA     Pro
Singh, Khushwant     Pro
Sloan, Lacey, PhD     Pro
Smerconish, Michael, JD     Pro
Sprinkle, Annie, PhD     Pro
St. James, Margo   Pro
Stamper, Norm, PhD     Pro
Strathdee, Steffanie, PhD     Pro
Symanski, Richard, PhD     Pro
Tabash, Edward, JD     Pro
Tirelli, Umberto, MD     Pro
Turley-Ewart, John, PhD     Pro
Vanwesenbeeck, Ine, PhD     Pro
Weitzer, Ronald, PhD     Pro
Wijers, Marjan, LLM     Pro
Winchester, Jessi   Pro
Yingwana, Ntokozo   Pro
Young, Alan, LLB, LLM     Pro
Young, Cathy   Pro
- Con -
Individuals Rating Position
Aghatise, Esohe     Con
Anthony, Susan B.   Con
Arena, Andrew, JD     Con
Audet, Élaine   Con
Bambenek, John   Con
Banyard, Kat   Con
Barrows, Jeffrey J., DO     Con
Barry, Kathleen, PhD     Con
Berg, S.M.   Con
Bindel, Julie   Con
Bissell, Anne   Con
Bratton, William   Con
Carrier, Micheline   Con
Carter, Jimmy     Con
Carter, Vednita   Con
Checkley, Dorn   Con
Chhabra, Rami     Con
Clinton, Hillary, JD     Con
Dale, George P., MD     Con
Daley, Richard M., JD     Con
Dalrymple, Theodore     Con
De La Fuente, Ignacio   Con
De Santis, Marie   Con
Diaz, Manny, JD     Con
Dobson, James, PhD     Con
Duke, Barrett, PhD   Con
Dworkin, Andrea   Con
Ekberg, Gunilla     Con
Erbe, Bonnie, JD     Con
Farley, Melissa, PhD     Con
Flores, J. Robert, JD     Con
Galbraith, Anna Mary, MD     Con
Gavin, Donna   Con
Giuliani, Rudy, JD     Con
Grieboski, Joseph K., MA   Con
Gupta, Ruchira, MA     Con
Harlan, John Marshall     Con
Harper, Stephen, MA     Con
Hoffman, Cecilia   Con
Horowitz, Michael, LLB     Con
Hotaling, Norma   Con
Hughes, Donna M., PhD     Con
Jay, Suzanne   Con
Jeffreys, Sheila, PhD     Con
Kelling, George, PhD     Con
Kelly, Liz, PhD     Con
Kleine-Brockhoff, Thomas   Con
Kornbek, Bodil     Con
Layden, Mary Anne, PhD     Con
Lederer, Laura J., JD     Con
Leidholdt, Dorchen, JD     Con
Lloyd, Rachel, MA     Con
MacKinnon, Catharine, JD, PhD     Con
Mathieson, Ane, MSW   Con
Mattar, Mohamed, LLB, SJD     Con
Mickelwait, Laila, MPD   Con
Miller, JoAnn L., PhD     Con
Moran, Rachel   Con
Nassif, Tony   Con
Nolan, Clare   Con
O'Donnell, Bill, MBA     Con
Parker, Joseph   Con
Paul, John, II     Con
Pedigo, Katie, JD     Con
Phillips, Melanie   Con
Post, Diane, JD     Con
Poulin, Richard, PhD     Con
Powell, Colin, MBA     Con
Quist, Dave   Con
Ramos, Norma, JD     Con
Ramsey, Charles H.   Con
Raymond, Janice, PhD     Con
Reagan, Ronald     Con
Rybak, Raymond Thomas (aka R.T.)   Con
Schmitz, Joseph E., JD     Con
Shevchenko, Inna   Con
Shiva, Vandana, PhD     Con
Sinha, Indrani   Con
Smith, Chris     Con
Somswasdi, Virada, JD     Con
Stark, Christine, MFA   Con
Sullivan, Mary, PhD     Con
Taylor, Bruce A., JD     Con
Thompson, Lisa   Con
Vargas, Joe, MA     Con
Velchev, Boris, PhD     Con
Volkonsky, Anastasia, JD     Con
Webb, Wellington, MA     Con
Whisnant, Rebecca, PhD     Con
Winberg, Margareta     Con
Wood, Genevieve   Con
Wright, Wendy   Con
Zurita, Brenda   Con
- None Found -
Individuals Rating Position
Bailey, Beth L., PhD     ?
Chen, Stephanie   ?
Cho, Seo-Young, PhD     ?
Connelly, Mark Thomas   ?
Corbin, Alain     ?
Dreher, Axel, PhD     ?
Farber, David, PhD     ?
Figal, Gerald, PhD     ?
Firebaugh, W. C.   ?
Fisher, Trevor, MA, MEd   ?
Garon, Sheldon, PhD     ?
Gilfoyle, Timothy J., PhD     ?
Goodman, Budd G., JD     ?
Jakobsson, Niklas, PhD     ?
Jenness, Valerie, PhD     ?
Kelly, Henry Ansgar, PhD     ?
King, Leonard William     ?
Kotsadam, Andreas, PhD     ?
Langum, David J., SJD     ?
Leaman, Oliver, PhD     ?
Lerner, Gerda, PhD     ?
Long, Alecia P., PhD     ?
Luker, Kristin, PhD     ?
May, David C., PhD     ?
Mizuta, Tamae   ?
Morris-Suzuki, Tessa, PhD     ?
Neumayer, Eric, PhD     ?
Niesse, Mark   ?
Pomeroy, Sarah B., PhD     ?
Roos, Julia, PhD     ?
Rossiaud, Jacques   ?
Ruggiero, Guido, PhD     ?
Sneddeker, Duane   ?
Vivante, Bella, PhD     ?
II. Organization
- Pro -
Organizations Rating Position
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)   Pro
Amnesty Intenational   Pro
Australian Federation of AIDS Organizations (AFAO)   Pro
Avert   Pro
Baltimore Examiner    Pro
Bureau of the Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Beings (BNRM)   Pro
Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics (COYOTE)   Pro
Economist    Pro
Feminists for Free Expression (FFE)   Pro
Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP)   Pro
International Committee for Prostitutes' Rights   Pro
Lancet    Pro
Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs   Pro
San Francisco Bay Guardian    Pro
Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT)   Pro
Sex Workers Education Network (formerly Prostitutes' Education Network)   Pro
Sex Workers Outreach Project - USA (SWOP)   Pro
World Health Organization (WHO)   Pro
- Con -
Organizations Rating Position
Breaking Free, Inc.   Con
Britain Home Office   Con
Chicago Vice Commission   Con
Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW)   Con
Coalition Against Trafficking in Women Australia (CATWA)   Con
Committee of Fifteen   Con
Demand Abolition   Con
Edmonton Police Services   Con
Ipswich Labour Party, UK   Con
Minneapolis Police Department   Con
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)   Con
Peoria Journal Star    Con
Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People   Con
POPPY Project   Con
Realistic, Equal, Active, for Life (REAL) Women of Canada   Con
Safer Society Foundation Inc.   Con
Saint Paul Police Department   Con
San Francisco Chronicle    Con
Standing Against Global Exploitation (SAGE)   Con
US Department of Justice (DOJ)   Con
US Department of State   Con
Wichita Police Department   Con
Winnipeg Police Service   Con
- None Found -
Organizations Rating Position
Agence France-Presse (AFP)    ?
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language    ?
Associated Press (AP)    ?
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)    ?
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)   ?
Encyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work   ?
Field Institute   ?
Harris Interactive Inc.   ?
Havocscope   ?
Independent (UK)    ?
Internet Ancient History Sourcebook   ?
Las Vegas Sun    ?
Lowell Sun    ?
Magellan Research   ?
Mainichi Daily News    ?
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary    ?
Montana State University at Billings   ?
New York Times    ?
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)   ?
Research 2000   ?
Reuters    ?
Rockefeller Archive Center   ?
Social Science Research Center (SSRC)   ?
Sydney Morning Herald    ?
TIME Magazine    ?
UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team on Gender and HIV/AIDS   ?
United Nations (UN)   ?