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

Paul Armentano Biography

Title:
Senior Policy Analyst, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) Foundation
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“…[T]he most important argument for the legalization of prostitution services is that such prohibitions violate one’s most basic and inherent rights. Prostitution is the voluntary sale (or rental) of a labor service. Individuals own their own bodies and their own labor services and have the absolute right to decide how those labor services should be used. As long as the prostitution transaction is voluntary, there is no justification for governmental interference. Indeed, such interference constitutes an infringement of the privacy and personal liberty of the individuals involved.”

Freedom Daily, Dec. 1993

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Policy Analyst, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) Foundation
  • Columnist, High Times Magazine, 1995-present
  • Freelance Writer
  • Former Publications Director, NORML
Education:
  • BA, Political Science, St. Bonaventure University
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should People Have a Right to Become Prostitutes?