- Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
“Prostitution creates a setting whereby crimes against men, women, and children become a commercial enterprise…. It is an assault when he/she forces a prostitute to engage in sadomasochistic sex scenes. When a pimp compels a prostitute to submit to sexual demands as a condition of employment, it is exploitation, sexual harassment, or rape — acts that are based on the prostitute’s compliance rather than her consent. The fact that a pimp or customer gives money to a prostitute for submitting to these acts does not alter the fact that child sexual abuse, rape, and/or battery occurs; it merely redefines these crimes as prostitution.”
Female Juvenile Prostitution: Problem and Response, 1992
“The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s® (NCMEC) mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.”
www.ncmec.org (accessed Apr. 11, 2007)
- Nonprofit 501(c)(3) with government affiliation
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