Last updated on: 1/18/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

John Bambenek Biography

Title:
Executive Director of the Tumaini Foundation
Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Prostitutes, because of their many partners, have a greatly increased risk of exposure to HIV. They are likewise able to spread HIV to many other partners….

The redefinition of prostitution as ‘commercial sex work’ is just an attempt to legitimize sex trafficking….

There are a multitude of studies to show the high level of abuse that prostitutes suffer….

The argument for legalization goes something like this. Prostitution will happen anyway but legalization and regulation will help stem the abuses. The argument has 50,000 foot appeal. Using the same logic, slavery (which still exists in many places) should be legalized so underground slaves can be given some measure of human rights. The fact that the ACLU and the bevy of left-wing international groups don’t argue for the legalization of slavery shows the logical inconsistency of their position.

Further, the legalization of abortion has shown that it lead to a radical increase in abortion. The legalization will lead to an untold number of women being forced into sex slavery. Make no mistake, women will be forced into commercial sex work in greater numbers if it were legalized.”

Wide Awakes Radio, Jan. 2, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Executive Director, Tumaini Foundation, 2006-present
  • Research Programmer, Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois
  • Assistant Politics Editor, Blogcritics Magazine
  • Owner, BlogSoldiers.com
  • Founder, Pentex Net, Inc.
  • Former Project Manager, Cap Gemini Ernst and Young
  • Blogger, Part-Time Pundit
  • Incident Handler, Internet Storm Center
Education:
  • Studying theology, Franciscan University, Steubenville
  • BA, Physics and Astronomy, Minor in Mathematics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Prostitution Be Legal?